As has been the case throughout the offseason, Purdy remains promisingly on schedule to draw the start for the 49ers come Week 1 of 2023. Purdy reported “minimal soreness” following his throwing sessions this week, indicating that he felt the same after those as he did last year when he was healthy.
Not only is this good news for Purdy and his fantasy managers, but it’s also fantastic news for the entire 49ers offense as a whole. Both Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle were at their best with the rookie under center last year, with the latter hauling in seven touchdowns in the final four weeks of the regular season.
It’s not likely that Sam Darnold nor Trey Lance make a late-offseason push for the starting job over Purdy, considering he was undefeated last year in games he started and finished, but Darnold has been performing better in camp according to multiple reports and could step into opportunity in 2023 should Purdy struggle.