San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is still on track to start throwing a football in early June after having UCL surgery in March, despite the initial setback. Shanahan said that Purdy is making progress in his rehabilitation since he has already begun practicing throwing movements with a towel.
The second-year quarterback’s health and availability for the 2023 season opener will be determined mostly by his throwing workouts in June. Purdy will start if he’s healthy, but Shanahan gave Trey Lance a chance to catch up with a strong offseason.
A few eyebrows were raised in March when Kyle Shanahan said quarterback Brock Purdy might not be ready for Week 1 of the season.
The head coach for the San Francisco 49ers provided an upbeat report on the quarterback’s rehabilitation from elbow surgery at Wednesday’s Dwight Clark Legacy Series event.
When Brock comes back and is healthy, we’ll see where we’re at,” Shanahan said, via Cam Inman of The Mercury News. “We know we have a quarterback out there who’s won at a high level.
According to Shanahan, Lance’s season-ending foot injury occurred when the effects of a finger injury he sustained in the summer of 2021 persisted. The trainer said that Lance is in a “better place” in terms of his motion and delivery.
According to Shanahan, Purdy, Lance, and Sam Darnold, all have what it takes to be successful NFL quarterbacks.
If everyone stays healthy, though, it will be the former seventh-round pick at quarterback to open the season. All the news we’ve gotten thus far has been excellent.
Kyle Shanahan is ‘glad’ the 49ers aren’t playing the Eagles in Week 1
Kyle Shanahan last night on 49ers’ Week 13 game at PHI: ‘I am glad we’re not playing Philly Week 1. I want to play them at a better time. I want to make sure our whole team is right there. … We feel like we didn’t get to do it last time, and I’m ready to go back again.
Take what you want from this.
Did you know: In the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy was taken with the very last choice (262nd overall) by the San Francisco 49ers. He then went on to help his team on a playoff run that unfortunately ended in the NFC Championship game.