Brock Purdy’s UCL injury presents uncertainty around 49ers’ QB position following devastating NFC Championship loss vs Eagles

The San Francisco 49ers suffered losses on multiple fronts in their knockout of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship at Lincoln Financial Field.

The whole game witnessed a couple of injuries in the quarterback role as the starter, as Brock Purdy and his backup, Josh Johnson, both had to leave the field due to injury. Even so, running back Christian McCaffrey was performing the duties of the role in their absence.

The rookie sensation, Brock Purdy, was hurt after an opponent’s tackle, injured his ulnar collateral ligament. later it was revealed he sustained a full tear in the UCL.

What is the alternate option to Brock Purdy for the San Francisco 49ers?

The Niners acquired Purdy with the last pick of the 2022 NFL draft and gave him the moniker ‘Mr. Irrelevant.’ At that moment, they had their star quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, on form, their promising youngster, Trey Lance, and their veteran third option, Josh Johnson.

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However, in the second week, Trey suffered a season-ending ankle injury, and Garoppolo was eyeing a better deal from others. Later, when the two-time Super Bowl champion also went out due to surgery on his foot, the 49ers had to turn towards the 23-year-old Mr. Irrelevant; and the rest is history.

Since then, Brock has appeared in eight games, scored 16 touchdowns, and passed for 231.75 yards per game with a 67.6% completion rate. His incredible rookie quarterback run broke almost all records, but his future is once again uncertain.

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Brock will be out for a minimum of six months with a torn UCL, and the recovery will be a lengthy process. Josh, who is his backup, is 36 years old and plans to stop playing professionally soon.

With Jimmy G’s uncertain future in the franchise, the 49ers will have to depend on 22-year-old Lance’s recovery. It seems that luck doesn’t favor them in the long run, and the 2023 NFL draft will be a crucial one for them again.

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What do you think the San Francisco 49ers will do in the next season to fill the QB position? In the meantime, share your predictions and opinions with us.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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