Lead man in QB competition
GM John Lynch said Monday that Purdy (elbow) is "probably the leader in the clubhouse" to start at quarterback for the 49ers, if healthy, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Purdy, who is recovering from right elbow surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament, has earned some sway "with the way he's played," but Lombardi reports that Lynch made it clear that he'll be competing with both Trey Lance (ankle) and Sam Darnold for the starting gig this offseason. Darnold currently is healthy, and Lance should be by the start of OTAs, while Purdy may resume throwing in June. It's possible the results of San Francisco's quarterback competition won't be fully solidified until closer to the start of the 2023 regular season.
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