The San Francisco 49ers won’t have to worry about operating their offense without starting quarterback Brock Purdy under center in Week 8. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Purdy has cleared concussion protocol and will enter Sunday without an injury tag against the Cincinnati Bengals.
49ers’ QB Brock Purdy has cleared concussion protocol and has no injury designation against the Cincinnati Bengals.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 28, 2023
San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy Suffers Concussion on MNF
Purdy suffered a concussion in his team’s 22-17 loss against the Minnesota Vikings last Monday. The second-year signal caller experienced concussion-like symptoms on the flight back to San Francisco and entered concussion protocol the following day. Despite working with a short week, the gunslinger was able to work his way back to being active for Week 8.
Brock Purdy: Mr. Irrelevant to Starting Quarterback
Brock Purdy, the final pick of the 2022 NFL draft, entered his rookie season as an afterthought but was thrust into action late in the season after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo. The Iowa State product shined, throwing 13 touchdowns and four interceptions while winning all five of his regular season starts. Purdy led the 49ers to the NFC Championship but injured his elbow early in the loss.
Purdy has played well this season as the unquestioned starting quarterback for the 49ers. The 23-year-old has thrown for 1,668 yards and eleven touchdowns against three interceptions.
San Francisco 49ers: QB Room
The 49ers also have former third-overall pick Sam Darnold on the active roster. If anything happens to Brock Purdy, Danold would be the next man up. The former USC star played for the Carolina Panthers last season, throwing for 1,143 yards and seven touchdowns against three picks in six games. He started his NFL tenure with the New York Jets but got traded after three uninspiring seasons.