The 49ers have had a number of harm points at quarterback over the previous couple of years, whether or not it’s been with Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, or most lately Brock Purdy.
Garoppolo’s harm historical past was a part of why the membership went out and traded as much as choose Lance.
In Wednesday’s season-ending press convention, Common Supervisor John Lynch was requested if there’s one thing the 49ers can do to discover a resolution for his or her harm points or if it’s one thing that’s out of the membership’s management. When he did, he stated one thing fascinating concerning the workforce’s No. 3 general decide from 2021.
“I actually imagine that’s a tricky place to play on this league,” Lynch stated. “I perceive there’s some gamers who’ve had unimaginable sturdiness. As Kyle [Shanahan] stated earlier, I feel Brock’s been extremely sturdy all through his profession. He bumped into simply an inopportune state of affairs the place he’s making an attempt to throw the ball down subject, and he’s obtained an NFL edge rusher pulling at your arm the opposite course. It’s simply not going to carry up, in order that stinks.
“Trey had his points and Trey’s had a tough go right here the final couple years. He’s clearly going to should show that he can keep wholesome, however I do know there was durations of my profession early on the place I struggled to remain wholesome, then I went eight years with out lacking a snap. In order that occurs typically. And yeah, I’m positive individuals surprise, Jimmy’s had his points, however imagine me, it’s nothing with the way in which we play our quarterbacks or something.
“I feel it’s simply coincidence and we glance into every thing, however I don’t suppose we now have any extra of a difficulty than anyone else. I feel that’s a tricky place on this league.”
Lance has began simply 4 video games in his two seasons and wasn’t supposed to start out as a rookie. However he did cope with a knee harm in 2021 earlier than breaking his ankle in Week Two of this season.
At this level, the 49ers will ostensibly head into 2023 with Lance and Purdy as their high selections at quarterback — although Lance will presumably have a leg up going into coaching camp as a result of he’ll be out there to take the reps through the offseason program. Both means, the 49ers might actually use some higher harm luck