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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy continues to exceed expectations in his restoration from offseason elbow surgical procedure, and normal supervisor John Lynch supplied a constructive replace on the second-year signal-caller Wednesday.
“He’s had one [throwing] session to date and we’re extremely inspired by that,” Lynch stated on SiriusXM NFL Radio, per Cam Inman of the Mercury Information. “He’s hitting all his marks and that doesn’t shock us, as a result of he’s placing in all of the work.
“As for best-case state of affairs, we’ll take it because it comes. The hope is he’s prepared for coaching camp. The hope is he’s prepared for the common season.”
Purdy suffered an entire tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his throwing elbow through the NFC Championship Recreation towards the Philadelphia Eagles in January. He underwent surgical procedure to restore his proper elbow in March after the process was delayed resulting from irritation.
Purdy was given a six-month restoration timeline, and The Athletic’s Jeff Howe and Matt Barrows reported on the time that he was anticipated to start throwing in three months, so he seems to be on monitor to return someday close to Week 1.
The 49ers have all however named Purdy their beginning quarterback in 2023, even with 2021 third total choose Trey Lance and veteran Sam Darnold wholesome.
“I feel Brock has earned the suitable with the way in which he performed that he’s most likely the chief within the clubhouse at that,” Lynch advised reporters in March. “I’ll let Kyle [Shanahan] make these sorts of choices, however I do know after we discuss, Brock has most likely earned that proper to be the man. If we had been to line up, he’d most likely take that first snap.”
The Iowa State product put collectively an unbelievable rookie season because the final choose within the 2022 draft.
The 23-year-old started the 2022 marketing campaign as San Francisco’s third-string quarterback behind Lance and veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. When Lance suffered a season-ending ankle damage in Week 2, he was changed by Garoppolo.
Garoppolo began Weeks 3 by way of 13 earlier than struggling a season-ending foot ailment in a Week 13 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Purdy was thrust into the beginning lineup for a Week 14 matchup towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and led San Francisco to a 35-7 victory.
In 5 regular-season begins, Purdy accomplished 68.5 p.c of his passes for 1,098 yards and 11 touchdowns towards two interceptions, along with dashing for 58 yards and one rating. The 49ers received every of these contests and went on to win the NFC West with a 13-4 file.
Purdy additionally led the Niners to wins over the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys within the postseason earlier than being knocked out of the NFC Championship Recreation towards the Eagles early with the elbow ailment.
Given his efficiency to shut out the 2022 season, he greater than earned the suitable to be San Francisco’s starter in 2023.