The guy selected very last in his draft year has far better leadership skills than our QB who was the #1 overall draft pick.Him risking further injury to stay in the game after Johnson got hurt is going to earn him endless locker room credit. Niners got a gem with him.
I very much doubt that had he stayed healthy. He showed more promise then Trey Lance ever did. JMO Heck even Lance can't stay healthy.No matter what the narrative, he was going back to the bench next year anyways. Trey Lance will be the starter if healthy. Too much invested
I'm not questioning which QB is actually better. I just know how these teams operate. There's no way that a top 3 overall pick that they traded a bunch of draft capital to get, was going to sit in 2023 for Mr Irrelevant. I think they realize, like I do, that Purdy's success was much more tied to that defense, run game and coaching than anything else. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if Ryan Lindley could have made it work. LOL. That last part was a bit of exaggeration but you get my point.
Not so sure. I think with all the holes on that roster, they'd do better using cap money to sign multiple FA's and then draft a young QB to groom. I think it makes more sense for Jimmy G to end up in Carolina or Tampa Bay, with a team that just needs average QB play.Nah, he's going to Houston.
Agreed. I very much doubt Shanahan plays the lesser player because of draft position politics.
I don't think you eschew drafting a QB because you signed Jimmy Garapolo.(DeMeco connection?)
Had Purdy stayed healthy, Lance may have been a trade chip with the Texans.
And I wonder if Jimmy G, a free agent, could end up with the Texans, which throws a curve into the top of the draft.
The Whiners have some bad QB luck