The 49ers had a season full of serious QB injuries

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The San Francisco 49ers had a streak of bad luck this season in terms of injuries to their quarterbacks that was almost unprecedented.

It all culminated in them having literally no healthy callers in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

At the start of the season, sophomore Trey Lance was named as the starter, and that made sense given the draft capital they gave up so they could take him to the 2021 NFL Draft.

After showing some glimpses of maybe becoming a good caller, he suffered a serious ankle injury in Week 2 that dogged him for the entire season.

Jimmy Garoppolo, the team’s former starter since its acquisition in 2017, took over under center and played reasonably well.

After a 3-4 start, San Francisco traded for star running back Christian McCaffrey, and he began to take off, winning four straight.

But in Week 13, Garoppolo fell, forcing Brock Purdy, the last player selected in the 2022 draft, to start under center.

He played very well consistently and Niners fans felt they had found their next franchise quarterback.

However, his elbow injury ended a 12-game winning streak that seemed to have come to an end with the team’s sixth World Championship.

With Purdy expected to be out for at least six months, the 49ers once again have the familiar feeling of uncertainty surrounding football’s most important position, and his injury could also end up torpedoing their chances next season.

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