After constant offseason reports speculating about who the 49ers' Week 1 starter will be in 2023, the excellent news for Purdy today that controversy to bed.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said that Purdy would be eased back into things, throwing just two out of every three days to begin with as he’s ramped back up ahead of the new season.
Assuming Purdy (UCL) is fully healthy come Week 1, the 49ers offense should be in good hands and firing on all cylinders as it was at the end of 2022, when Purdy threw for over 1300 yards and 13 touchdowns in 5 starts.
At an average draft position of just the QB24 as of the day of this writing, Purdy has been going undrafted in most leagues. That price is certain to increase, but the value will be there for a short while longer while the markets adjust to the news.