- Brock Purdy is a seventh-round rookie quarterback from Iowa State.
- Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot in Week 13.
- Brock Purdy will likely start for the 49ers for the rest of the season.
When it comes to movement in the NFL odds market, nothing from Week 13 shifted the long-term landscape in the NFL quite like the quarterback news out of San Francisco.
The 49ers made their third major quarterback change of the season, with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy eventually playing out the remainder of the regular season in San Francisco after separate injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Prior to the NFC Championship game on January 29, the 49ers were 8-0 (7-1 ATS) in games in which Purdy has played quarterback, winning by an average margin of 16 points.
Brock Purdy: Mr. Irrelevant Becomes Anything But
Brock Purdy was selected with the very last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, which comes with the ignominious title of Mr. Irrelevant.
Nicknames can obviously be misleading, though, as Purdy has suddenly become extremely relevant.
Brock Purdy Injury
Brock Purdy suffered a complete tear of the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) in his throwing elbow. He will need surgery to repair the ligament this offseason.
As keen NFL observers may already know, Brock Purdy was injured early in San Francisco’s NFC Championship game against Philadelphia. Purdy did eventually re-enter the game to play quarterback, but only because the 49ers literally ran out of quarterbacks.
#49ers QB Brock Purdy suffered a complete tear of the UCL in his throwing elbow and will undergo surgery, per sources.
Purdy is getting second opinions, but the initial hope is he can undergo a repair — not reconstruction (AKA Tommy John) — and will be ready for training camp. pic.twitter.com/dFGQGpPALw
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 30, 2023
How Long Is Brock Purdy Out?
A torn UCL is likely to sideline Purdy for about six months, which means he could be ready to play by training camp.
Will Brock Purdy Start in 2023?
The simple answer: No one really knows.
The 49ers have one of the strangest quarterback situations in modern NFL history; out of Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, Brock Purdy and external quarterback candidates, it’s anyone’s guess who will stay, who will play and who will go.
Brock Purdy Contract
According to Spotrac, Brock Purdy signed a 4-year, $3,737,008 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, which included a $77,008 signing bonus. His base salary for this season (his rookie year) is $705,000.
How Old is Brock Purdy?
Brock Purdy is currently a 23-year-old rookie who celebrated his birthday at the end of December.
Where Did Brock Purdy Play College Football?
Brock Purdy played in 48 collegiate games as the quarterback at Iowa State University.
49ers Depth Chart: Who Is Brock Purdy’s Backup?
The 49ers signed 13-year NFL veteran Josh Johnson to add quarterback depth behind Purdy.
He ended up taking some snaps in the NFC Championship game against the Eagles before leaving with a concussion.
Johnson, who was previously on the Broncos’ practice squad, was on the 49ers’ roster as recently as 2020.
49ers are signing QB Josh Johnson off the Broncos practice squad and on to their 53-man roster, per sources. During his 13 years in the NFL, Johnson has been a member of 14 different teams, the most for a player in league history. This will be his third stint with the 49ers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2022
Brock Purdy High School
Brock Purdy attended Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, where he led his high school football team to back-to-back berths in the state championship game against Chandler.
Brock Purdy Height
Brock Purdy is 6-foot-1.
Who Is Brock Purdy?
As of right now, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy will be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season.
NFL Betting Odds: 49ers Dropped in Betting Markets After Garoppolo Injury
At the BetMGM online sportsbook, the 49ers moved up from +600 to +1100 in the Super Bowl odds market on the news that Brock Purdy would be replacing Jimmy Garoppolo for the remainder of the season.
49ers move from +600 to +1100 to win the Super Bowl 📉
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) December 5, 2022
By the end of the regular season, though, the 49ers came all the way back down to +500, thanks to Purdy’s sharp play at the helm of San Francisco’s offense.
Following the divisional round, the 49ers were down to +320 to win the Super Bowl.
Jimmy Garoppolo Injury
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot in the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins, paving the way for rookie Brock Purdy to assume control of the 49ers’ offense.
Trey Lance Remains Out
Jimmy Garoppolo’s broken foot wasn’t the first serious quarterback injury that San Francisco fans have witnessed this year. Trey Lance fractured his ankle in Week 2 and underwent season-ending surgery to repair it.