When Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a broken leg, the 49ers were hoping he would be back in time for a potential playoff run. But since the emergence of seventh-rounder Brock Purdy, San Fran is reportedly ready to roll with a rookie even if Jimmy G comes back.
To foxJay Glazer:
Jimmy Garoppolo [is] Was really attacking his rehab aggressively to actually get cleared in time to come back later this postseason. 49ers, they’re hoping he can actually come back… NFC Championship Game, maybe the Super Bowl if they make it that far. Although… it’s meant to be a backup in case he returns. This is Brock Purdy’s team moving forward.
Thanks to the play of both Garoppolo and Purdy, the 49ers won 10 straight to end the season. But Purdy has found such momentum in recent weeks that he has made it difficult for San Fran to look back.
You have to wonder what the future holds for both Jimmy G and Trey Lance if Brock takes them to the Super Bowl. But the Niners must first get out of a close game against Seattle.