The San Francisco 49ers did not play Brock Purdy a lot Saturday night time, however that did not matter. Simply seeing him again within the lineup was one other milestone to examine off the record earlier than the common season as he comes again from elbow surgical procedure.
Purdy performed his first snaps of the preseason towards the Denver Broncos and regarded like, nicely, Purdy from his incredible run late final season.
Purdy acquired the ball to his playmakers and allow them to work. That included a 25-yard acquire to Deebo Samuel.
That is all of the 49ers need Purdy to do. He must run the offense and discover the open receiver. The plan works as a result of virtually all of his receivers are elite. Purdy was 4 of 5 for 65 yards earlier than taking a seat Saturday. Purdy confirmed off his mobility too, although that wasn’t in query as he recovered this offseason.
Sam Darnold, not Trey Lance, got here in because the 49ers’ second quarterback. That was notable after Lance struggled throughout his begin within the 49ers’ preseason opener.
Simply seeing Purdy play in any respect this preseason is a optimistic for the 49ers, who could not have been certain for parts of the offseason how he’d get better from UCL surgical procedure in his throwing arm, which he injured within the NFC championship sport. Even higher for the 49ers, Purdy regarded like his ordinary self, operating Kyle Shanahan’s offense precisely because the coach desires it. There’s been little speak of a quarterback competitors in 49ers camp for a motive.
Purdy seems to be like he is prepared for the common season, and that is nice information for the 49ers.