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The San Francisco 49ers have made many changes at the quarterback position this offseason, all due to injury, moving from 2021 third-round pick Trey Lance (fractured ankle), back to veteran Jimmy Garoppolo (fractured leg) and now third. – string, seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy. The transition was seamless as the 49ers finished the regular season on a 10-game hitting streak, with the first five coming with Garoppolo starting and the last five featuring Purdy.

That feat made the 2022 49ers the first team to have five-game winning streaks by different quarterbacks since the 14-0 Miami Dolphins did it in 1972, from Earl Moral to Bob Griese, according to NFL Research.

As the good times continue to roll with Purdy at the helm, San Francisco’s turnaround will be on hold for the rest of the season, even if Garoppolo makes it back to the NFC Championship or the Super Bowl, according to. to: Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. If Garoppolo, the quarterback who started Super Bowl LIV for the 49ers when they lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, can return, it will be as Purdy’s backup.

The decision seems sound because from Weeks 14-18, when Purdy joined the starting lineup, the 49ers became the best offense in football, averaging 33.6 points per game with the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft leading the NFL. passing shots. His 119.0 passer rating in that stretch is the second-best in a player’s first five starts since at least 1950, behind only Hall of Famer Kurt Warner’s 131.4 rating.

Brock Purdy from 14-18 weeks




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Purdy kept the magic going in his first postseason start, leading the 49ers to a 41-23 rout of the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC wild-card round. He became the first rookie in NFL history with multiple touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown in his first playoff game. He also became the fourth 49ers quarterback to catch three or more passes and rushes in a playoff game, joining Hall of Famers Joe Montana (1984), Jeff Garcia (2002) and Alex Smith (2011). It’s safe to say Purdy’s quarterback job in San Francisco is locked up as long as they’re alive this season.


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