Sam Darnold, QB (SF)

Heads to 49ers on one-year pact

Darnold and the 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft will be joining his third team in six years after making just six starts for the Panthers last season. Carolina preferred Baker Mayfield over Darnold to begin 2022, and the two sides were always headed for a split. In San Francisco, Darnold gives the 49ers a veteran arm while both Trey Lance (ankle) and Brock Purdy (elbow) rehab significant injuries.

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Zane Gonzalez

Zane Gonzalez

K | SF

Dealt to 49ers

It was previously reported that Gonzalez was set to be released by the Panthers, but they have instead settled on a trade to the 49ers for an undisclosed return, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy

QB | SF

Surgery delayed

Purdy (elbow) will have his planned surgery date delayed from Feb. 22 until early March due to continued swelling, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa

DL | SF

Named top defensive player

Bosa was named the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy

QB | SF

Specific surgery still unclear

Purdy revealed during an appearance on KNBR San Francisco on Thursday that the plan to repair the tear of the UCL in his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22 may change during the surgery.

Brock Purdy

Brock Purdy

QB | SF

Surgery scheduled

Purdy is slated to meet with Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on Feb. 21 before undergoing surgery to repair the complete tear of the UCL is his right throwing elbow on Feb. 22, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.