The San Francisco 49ers, always among the league leaders in quarterback drama, have picked up close to where they left off this past season. This time, they have a novel two-track approach to their annual QB soap opera.
On one track is Brock Purdy, whose breakout season came crashing down in the NFC title game after a debilitating elbow injury. Purdy’s timeline to return has fluctuated quite a bit, ranging from “hope” he’d be ready by training camp to Purdy saying he’s “not really sure, honestly” if he’ll play this year. For their part, the Niners have remained optimistic, as general manager John Lynch called Purdy the presumptive starter earlier this year.