Brock Purdy took the NFL world by storm last year, bringing the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship in his rookie campaign.
However, he tore his UCL in the conference title game, leaving his future in serious doubt.
Throughout the offseason, various updates about Purdy’s condition have been provided, with varying degrees of certainty.
In a recent update, head coach Kyle Shanahan asserted that Purdy will be back by training camp, per David Lombardi, via Kevin Parta.
Shanahan later doubled down on Purdy’s future with the 49ers.
Kyle Shanahan says that Brock Purdy’s injury won’t physically compromise him at all in the long term. He also adds that a year of experience will boost the young QB:
“I think he’s going to be a hell of a lot better.”
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 11, 2023
NFL experience is vital for young players, especially for quarterbacks.
There have been countless examples of an elite quarterback prospect sitting behind a veteran for a year or two, spending time to learn an offense.
This has often resulted in instant success when the youngster takes the reins, recently evidenced by Patrick Mahomes’ rise to success.
Purdy wasn’t given the luxury to sit for an entire year, due to the injury circumstances that the 49ers faced last season.
Injury concerns for a team are never good, and they certainly are not wished upon by anyone.
Without injuries, however, Purdy likely wouldn’t have gotten a chance to start, given his seventh-round draft capital.
When his name was called last year, Purdy was ready.
Now that Shanahan has provided this update, 49ers fans will likely get another opportunity to see Purdy shine, as early as this year’s training camp.
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