2022 49ers -- Purdy..... Purdy..... Purdy Good

rodderick

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Whoops, I forgot Jimmy was a UFA. Yeah, they’re good then. I guess Brady makes sense…but what are you telling Trey at that point?
That he hasn't shown he's ready to be the undisputed starter and it'd be irresponsible to put a top 3 roster in football in the hands of a guy who has thrown 420 passes in live action since 2018, hasn't looked great in the opportunities he did have in the NFL, and is coming off an injury. Starting Lance in 2023 would be the 49ers putting his development ahead of what's best for the team. I don't think their team is set to be great for 3+ years either, the window might be short and ownership would be foolish not to maximize it. Sign Brady for one year while Purdy/Lance develop and then have them battle it out in 2024. If Brady won't settle for anything less than a two+ year deal, then look into what it would take to get Rodgers. If that would completely fuck up your cap in a way that harms the team, then hope Purdy is healthy come training camp and have him as the starter. Lance would be my last choice for next year if I were them.
 

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Well so much for Brady (for the time being).

The big issue right now is that Brock Purdy may be ready for the pre-season (which means no OTAs and probably little to no training camp) and that is absent setbacks. That means that they need another QB at least in the room. While I am not negative on Trey Lance yet, since we really have not seen what he can do, they should not just simply sign a backup, they should bring someone in who can challenge Trey. There are several choices out there.

Edit to add:

Welp!

Purdy needs Tommy John and will probably be out for 2023. So it's either get a good backup, persuade Brady or something else, but the QB situation just changed.

View: https://twitter.com/NFL_DovKleiman/status/1620814481533042688?s=20&t=SxJvGl4Ih9n-GRUbL8XnfA


#49ers QB Brock Purdy needs Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss about a year, according to notable orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Adickens. A return in 6-9 months is unlikely. Adickens is a former NFL player himself, was the 5th overall pick in the 1984 supplemental draft.
 
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Another little reminder of how lucky we were with Brady. One injury that kept him out of games over 19 seasons – and that occurred 7 years into his career.
We were lucky--Brady was basically the most durable player ever--but it's worth noting that (1) the Pats had really good lines that they consistently dedicated lots of resources to (2) Brady basically didn't scramble -- not that he could have scrambled well, but it's not like he was going to scramble enough to potentially get hurt doing that (3) they always ran the ball a bunch, (4) when passing they tended to get the ball out fast thus minimizing hits (5) the Pats seemed to generally ok with taking the check down, throwing the ball at the RB's feet, etc when the play wasn't presenting itself. [On the flip side they do seem to want the QB to stand in there sometimes, often with minimal protection, when they're going downfield against a look they like.]It's not that he was never at risk but they put a lot of effort into minimizing the risk to the QB.

And of course Jimmy G got injured within like two games and Mac missed time in his second year so even with a system that protects the QB some you need a lot of luck.
 

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We were lucky--Brady was basically the most durable player ever--but it's worth noting that (1) the Pats had really good lines that they consistently dedicated lots of resources to (2) Brady basically didn't scramble -- not that he could have scrambled well, but it's not like he was going to scramble enough to potentially get hurt doing that (3) they always ran the ball a bunch, (4) when passing they tended to get the ball out fast thus minimizing hits (5) the Pats seemed to generally ok with taking the check down, throwing the ball at the RB's feet, etc when the play wasn't presenting itself. [On the flip side they do seem to want the QB to stand in there sometimes, often with minimal protection, when they're going downfield against a look they like.]It's not that he was never at risk but they put a lot of effort into minimizing the risk to the QB.

And of course Jimmy G got injured within like two games and Mac missed time in his second year so even with a system that protects the QB some you need a lot of luck.
Three statues, Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan and Tom Brady, basically haven't been injured in over a decade. Meanwhile, Jameis and Stafford have broken backs, Lamar sat out the last half of the season, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, super bowl QBs, are both nursing injuries that limit them. Lance lost an ankle, Jimmy G a foot, and now Brock an elbow. Tua, concussed. Josh Johnson, concussed. Justin Fields was hurt every week in the 2nd half of the season. Zach Wilson always hurt when he's not terrible. Mike White, ribs. I could go on, obviously.

It is kind of random, of course, but some people know how to avoid getting really crushed. And, obviously, Brady never ran and hasn't held onto the ball too long in a very long time.