Brock Purdy returns to the game after Josh Johnson removed for concussion check

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The 49ers’ quarterback situation has gone from bad to worse.

Or perhaps from worse to disaster.

While Brock Purdy was not officially ruled out from the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan told FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews at halftime that “it sounds like a no” when she asked about Purdy’s availability for the second half.

But on the first drive of the third quarter, San Francisco quarterback Josh Johnson was removed from the game after he was hit hard by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for a concussion check. Replays showed Johnson hitting the back of his head on the turf as he was brought down.

That happened on second down. So on the next play, Purdy came back in and handed off to running back Christian McCaffrey.

It’s unclear if Purdy can throw and if he’ll stay in the game on San Francisco’s next possession.

The 49errs may have to use some combination of Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk, or Deebo Samuel at quarterback for the rest of the game. The club could also turn to Jauan Jennings, who was a quarterback in high school.

21 responses to “Brock Purdy returns to the game after Josh Johnson removed for concussion check

  1. Not just because his head hit the turf. They haven’t shown a replay, but when Johnson stood up, he was wobbling like a boxer.

  2. Whiner fans are living up to their moniker, blaming everyone but their coach.

    Blahahahaha

    You are who we thought you were.

    You know who doesn’t win Super Bowls (I mean besides Kyle)?

    Rookie QBs.

  3. kevpft says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:09 pm
    What rotten luck. This game is ruined.
    ================

    Uhh no.

    You have a coach who is more worried about getting accolades as an offensive genius than he is with winning.

    When you don’t have any QB depth, maybe you should call plays to protect those you have.

  4. This could’ve been a great game, but injuries/penalties have KILLED the 49ers. To be honest, the Eagles haven’t played well, the punting has been brutal in particular. Then again, they didn’t need to.

  5. higheriqthanyou says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:23 pm
    kevpft says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:09 pm
    What rotten luck. This game is ruined.
    ================

    Uhh no.

    You have a coach who is more worried about getting accolades as an offensive genius than he is with winning.

    When you don’t have any QB depth, maybe you should call plays to protect those you have

    ———-

    What? Qb depth? Really? What team does have depth at 4th string. Gimme a break.

  6. Whiner fans are sure fulfilling their namesake.

    “Oh it’s the refs!” “Oh it’s the injuries!” “Oh it’s the announcers!”

    Your vaunted defense has given up 28 and counting. Was Purdy playing defense?

    Blahahahahya

  7. What’s all this running the ball down three scores? I thought Shanahan was a genius. I bet the media spends through Tuesday whining for poor Kyle.

  8. anceformemarionetteboy says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:17 pm
    Whiner fans are living up to their moniker, blaming everyone but their coach.
    //////
    Should their coach of had a 5th starting QB at the ready? Absolutely no team could withstand this many injuries to QB, and even make the playoffs.

  9. KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:43 pm
    anceformemarionetteboy says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:17 pm
    Whiner fans are living up to their moniker, blaming everyone but their coach.
    //////
    Should their coach of had a 5th starting QB at the ready? Absolutely no team could withstand this many injuries to QB, and even make the playoffs.
    ==========

    No, he should have tried a 2 minute drill with the 4th string guy from deep in their territory and give up a garbage TD at the end of the first half.

    Quit blaming everyone else.

    Your defense has given up 28 and now likely 35.

    That’s not your QB.

    It’s like the college national championship. TCU looked good until they were exposed.

  10. SHANNIEJr. made at least two bad calls when he tried to use a tight end to block . The second time was when Purdy got hurt. Then again, that is not as bad as calling a pass in the SB when you are up by 25 and all you needed to do was send in a run, kick a field goal and win the game.

  11. realitycheckbaby says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:50 pm
    KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:43 pm
    anceformemarionetteboy says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:17 pm
    Whiner fans are living up to their moniker, blaming everyone but their coach.
    //////
    Should their coach of had a 5th starting QB at the ready? Absolutely no team could withstand this many injuries to QB, and even make the playoffs.
    ==========

    No, he should have tried a 2 minute drill with the 4th string guy from deep in their territory and give up a garbage TD at the end of the first half.

    Quit blaming everyone else.

    Your defense has given up 28 and now likely 35.

    That’s not your QB.

    It’s like the college national championship. TCU looked good until they were exposed.

    ————

    No dog in this fight, but you obviously don’t know the sport if you think giving up those points is on the d.

  12. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    January 29, 2023 at 6:03 pm
    realitycheckbaby says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:50 pm
    KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:43 pm
    anceformemarionetteboy says:
    January 29, 2023 at 5:17 pm
    Whiner fans are living up to their moniker, blaming everyone but their coach.
    //////
    Should their coach of had a 5th starting QB at the ready? Absolutely no team could withstand this many injuries to QB, and even make the playoffs.
    ==========

    No, he should have tried a 2 minute drill with the 4th string guy from deep in their territory and give up a garbage TD at the end of the first half.

    Quit blaming everyone else.

    Your defense has given up 28 and now likely 35.

    That’s not your QB.

    It’s like the college national championship. TCU looked good until they were exposed.

    ————

    No dog in this fight, but you obviously don’t know the sport if you think giving up those points is on the d.
    =============

    Tell us football expert, how many of those points were on the defense?

    Were any of them?

    14? 21? How many?

  13. I read these comments and realize most of you fans are morons that’s probably a good indication title games will be at neutral site next year. $$$$$$$$$$

  14. NFLTHENEWWWE says:
    January 29, 2023 at 6:13 pm
    I read these comments and realize most of you fans are morons that’s probably a good indication title games will be at neutral site next year. $$$$$$$$$$
    ===============

    Says the guy who is a wrestling fan.

  15. Purdy gave up on his team. No character. Truly irrelevant. And to think there was serious discussion that he might start for the niners next. Embarrassing! He should be ashamed of himself.

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