San Francisco 49ers Provide Updates On Quarterbacks Lance and Purdy

The San Francisco 49ers are in for a complicated offseason at the quarterback position. Speaking with the media at the NFL Combine, general manager John Lynch provided updates on young passers Trey Lance and Brock Purdy.

Lynch provided good news on Lance, who is expected to be a "full-go" for OTAs in May, but didn't sound so rosy on Purdy, who is recovering from a UCL tear suffered during the 49ers NFC Championship game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Athletic's Matt Barrows projects Purdy to be unavailable for training camp. The dreaded Tommy John surgery remains in play, possibly costing Purdy a year.

Purdy was one of the league's most pleasant surprises in his rookie season, winning his first seven career starts while managing an impressive 107.3 passer rating over 170 regular season passes. Unfortunately, it's appearing increasingly unlikely he'll be able to pick up where he left off to open the 2023 season. Lynch recently alluded to the possibility of adding a veteran quarterback this offseason. Whether that means someone to compete with Lance during the offseason or simply to serve as a camp arm remains to be seen.

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