It would have been nice had the San Francisco 49ers had Jimmy Garoppolo's services in the NFC Championship game when Brock Purdy went down with an elbow injury. The facts are the ground were simple.
The team traded significant resources to acquire him, showing that head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch believe he has the ability to be a franchise QB. At the time, Shanahan noted Lance's skills as a runner.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati's Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game to make it back to the Super Bowl. Kansas City will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
Brock Purdy’s injury is what the 49ers feared. The San Francisco rookie quarterback back suffered a complete tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow during the first quarter of the team’s NFC Championship game loss to the Eagles on Sunday, according to NFL Network.
I’ve got a running game. By the way, we’ve got one of the top tight ends in [George] Kittle.”
Purdy is seeking a second opinion on the elbow while he and the team are hoping that he can undergo a repair surgery, as opposed to a complete reconstruction of the elbow via Tommy John surgery, according to the NFL Network. Purdy suffered the injury on the 49ers’ opening drive of their 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday when defensive end Haason Reddick hit his arm as he was about to attempt a pass.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is expected to miss significant time this offseason due to the elbow injury he suffered in the NFC Championship Game. After the game, the team said that they would have Purdy undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brock Purdy’s magical run from being the last pick in the NFL draft to winning his first seven starts for the San Francisco 49ers ended when Haason Reddick knocked him out in the first quarter of the NFC championship game. Wish we had another shot at it with everybody, but that’s life, that’s the way it goes,” said running back Christian McCaffrey, who had a package of plays to play QB if Purdy didn’t go back in.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left — after Cincinnati’s Joseph Ossai was flagged for a 15-yard penalty for shoving Mahomes after he was out of bounds — and the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC championship game to make it back to the Super Bowl. They beat the 49ers for the NFL title in the 2019 season, but lost to the Bucs the following season.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a complete UCL tear in his throwing elbow during Sunday's NFC Championship Game and will require surgery, NFL Network and ESPN reported Monday. He later had to re-enter the game after backup Josh Johnson sustained a concussion.