Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before . . .

Do we have a quarterback controversy? Whether it’s Tittle/Brodie, Brodie/Spurrier, Owen/Reed (who?), Smith/Kaepernick, Smith/Davis, now we have the threee-headed injury triumvirate of Jimmy G, Trey Lance, and Brock Purdy. And really, at some point do we call into question the blocking schemes?

But that’s a topic for a different thread. Anyhow, we DO know that Jimmy G isn’t coming back. The 49ers have 2 quarterbacks signed next year. And both Lance and Purdy are on rookie deals, so neither is a huge burden at this point. The main drag here is, Purdy’s health. He went from Mr. Irrelevant to emergency starter to #1 QB, to possibly out of the league due to his injury in 8 weeks.

I’m sure Purdy will recover, as thousands of baseball pitchers have comeback from UCL surgery, but the immediate concern is what surgery will Purdy get? The UCL reattachment is a manageable 6 month recovery. The UCL replacement is of course TJ surgery. More like an 18 month recovery.

This timeline of course dictates our future regarding the quarterback position for 2023. If the UCL replacement is needed, we can rule Josh Johnson out. And Tom Brady. Rodgers would need to be a trade, and taking on $140 mill in salary is no bueno. As is the thought of going after Derek Carr. He’s under contract for 3 more year, and we have no picks to trade with anyway.

Lamar Jackson is of course available, but that price tag will be monstrous and way too long for our need. Which is of course the same boat that Jimmy G is in. He’s waiting for a big payday, and he looks to be moving north to Seattle if I were to guess as to his destination.

So, since there aren’t any Dan Marinos or Joe Montanas just lying around waiting to sign with someone, Getting the likes of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater, or Andy Dalton doesn’t really warm my cockles, so I guess the answer is to draft a late-ish flier QB, and (gulp) pick up one of those stiffs to be the spot starter till Purdy comes back.

The hope against hope is that Purdy can do the reattachment rather than the replacement.

We will find out soon enough. Ouch.


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34 Responses to Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before . . .

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Irish’s article form the previous thread. Interesting. Grabbing a guy like Daron Payne would be most excellent. A better pass rusher opposite Bosa would help.

  2. Irish Kevin says:

    So we still don’t know which way Brock is leaning? I hope he goes for TJ, the way I look at it if the reattachment heals and he gets hit again it would be TJ in 2024. No bueno. We would lose him for a year and a half rather than all of next year

  3. PaulinAsia Banh Bao says:

    I must say, I feel for you guys after watching 4 QBs go down, that’s just an awful way to end an uplifting season. But you’re not exactly back to square one: a year ago ya’ll were assuming Lance would be the guy, and he still probably will be, while you also now know what you have in Purdy. Obviously it’s always going to come down to health, but if they’re healthy, a little QB competition is kind of cool…

    • unca_chuck says:

      Well, Lance is still unproven. If Purdy’s out all next year, we still need a backup. And the pickings are slim.

      Darnold, Tyrod Taylor, Bridgewater, Dalton, etc all are dogs.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I hope they promote from within. Kris Kocurek would be ideal.

    Thing is, Irish, I don’t think any other QB in history has suffered this injury. If he can come back with a reattachment, then fine.

  5. Winder says:

    Just read an article where the Giants farm system is now ranked at #18. I know a lot of that is just crap and someone personal ideas but last year was a terrible year for our minor leagues. Like the new schedule we play the dogs 13 times and I guess the same for the other teams in our division. Pretty much continual inter-league play now.

    As far as Purdy goes gotta believe the docs know what’s best for him. The kid is a total gamer and should be good to go when ready. Hopefully Lance paid attention and learned from Purdy on how to go about his business and to not get involved with all the bullshit from the outside.

    • Winder says:

      I would think any candidate for DC would love to come here. I just hope he’s a person of color since whoever it is will probably go somewhere else next year.

  6. unca_chuck says:


  7. Locojuan says:

    Come to think of it, I’ve never seen a rabbi and a priest walk into a bar together.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Was just listening to this. I dug how unabashedly the Kinks embraced the punk scene. They WERE proto-punks anyway, but bands like the Stones and Who pretty much ignored it, while they went face-first into the fray.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    That Blur song reminds me of this. The Dr. Who is pretty funny.

  10. Irish Kevin says:

    How do you think the Niners would do in a 3-4?

    • Winder says:

      We would probably do pretty good. But it might cause some problems with the personal we have. And we have been pretty good doing what we do.

  11. alleykat69 says:

    49ers to interview Steve Wilks on Monday for their DC position. He’s my pick and would be a great choice since he’s had plenty of experience at DC/HC. Kris Kocurek has stated he would rather stay as the DL coach which is fine, I don’t want a coach that is waffling if he really wants the job.
    And besides being a black coach again following the success of both Saleh&Ryans is a good thing along with a comp pick of a 3rd round if he gets coaching offers later..

    • willedav says:

      yeah hope that works out. Good for Kocurek for saying he just wants to stay in his lane and be D line position coach. Hopefully he gets most of them back.

    • Irish Kevin says:

      Alleycat, did you look at the article I posted above? They are also looking at Chris Harris of the Commanders

      • alleykat69 says:

        I did read that Kevin and Harris said he would turn to the Bears are Titans if he doesn’t land the DC. Just my thought but I don’t think he has enough experience compared to Wilks who got a ringing endorsement from his former elite pass rusher Panthers Brian Burns, who says, Wilks is a players coach first always has are backs, and just told me not to overthink and just pin your ears back and get after the QB! What I want more if he could do that with DE London Jackson? And develop him into a bookend force with BOSA which Shanny &Lynch want to see to take pressure off of BOSA next year! Big 2nd year progress is needed from him..

  12. alleykat69 says:

    Drake Jackson my bad..
    #95 Defensive lineman..

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    Lawrence Taylor top 5 defensive players of all time, 1. LT, 2. Reggie White, 3. Decon Jones, 4. Deion Sanders. 5 Ronnie Lot.

  14. Irish Kevin says:

    J. Montana thinks the Niners should resign JG and make him the starter

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Nope. Sorry, Joe. Not gonna happen.

    I’d put Lott ahead of Sanders. Deion couldn’t tackle for shit.

    • willedav says:

      Jimmy Johnson was one of best pure cover corners I ever saw and in those days corners had deal with Green Bay like sweeps. Yeah Deion was no show for those.

  16. alleykat69 says:

    Ronnie Lott 1st team all pro as a rookie says it all and that was as a cornerback until he really came lethal as the hardest hitting safety of ALLTIME !!

    Lawrence Taylor is number #1 for sure reinventing the LB position as just an incredible force, but so did Ronnie Lott I could almost feel his hits thru my tv screen are at the Stick,he was incredible to watch and number2 for me!

    Reggie White#3edges out Deacon Jones#4but both damm good destroyers on the DL along with my surprise pick Bob Lilly who was just as dominating as well for the Cowboys forever as well!
    Putting Deion Showtime only 6th at best,sure great cover guy no doubt, and for sure without him the 49ers don’t win the SB in 95, but as Chuck mentioned he ran to the sidelines instead of tackling opponents knocks him down the list for me..

  17. alleykat69 says:

    Yeah I remember that too about Jimmie Johnson!
    One hell of a CB along with OLB Dave Wilcox,teams were mostly regulated to half the field when those 2 were lined up on the same side..

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yep. Loved those guys. Tommy Hart, rookie Cedrick Hardman, Skip Vanderbundt, Charlie Krueger, Johnson, and Wilcox that early 70s defense was bad-ass.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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