January 29, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a pass to the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Image: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has received medical clearance and is ready to participate in training camp, general manager John Lynch said Tuesday.
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Lynch added that a trip to the physically unable to perform list was nothing ahead for Purdy, who underwent ulnar collateral ligament surgery in his right (throw) elbow on March 10. He was injured during the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“Brock is clean and ready to go,” Lynch said. “He’s been released. He’s going to be free. So we’re sticking to and following the plan. He’s been chasing him the last few days and we’ve increased the number of shots he throws. We believe in the plan.
“… The good news is Brock is working hard and ready to go.”
By avoiding the PUP roster, 23-year-old Purdy may edge over Trey Lance and Sam Darnold to become the team’s starting quarterback. Lance returned from a serious right ankle injury that required multiple surgeries, and free agent Darnold joined the QB room after stopping with the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.
Purdy, the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, was pushed into action as a rookie after season-ending injuries to Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, and he became a revelation for the 49ers.
He went 5-0 as a starter to finish the regular season, leading San Francisco to the NFC West title. He completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,374 yards, with 13 touchdowns and four interceptions.
In the postseason, Purdy is 2-1 with three touchdowns, no interceptions and 569 yards.
–Field Level Media