The 49ers already had a third-string quarterback (Brock Purdy) going into Sunday’s NFC Championship game, but after the rookie’s injury, San Francisco won’t actually play quarterback once. It was only one big hit after being forced to. played quarterback.
put Purdy aside due to elbow injury After learning he struggled on the first possession of the game, San Francisco turned to four-stringer Josh Johnson, but then he suffered a third quarter injury (concussion) and the 49ers appointed him as emergency quarterback. it was done.
So who is the emergency QB? According to Fox’s broadcast, it will either be Kyle Jashchik or Christian McCaffrey. With Johnson out, the 49ers brought Purdy back, but he was barely able to throw due to an injured elbow. The Eagles won his 31-7 victory and advanced to Super Bowl LVII. McCaffrey threw one pass as the depleted 49ers stuck to running plays late in the game.
At McCaffrey’s end, he threw four career passes, going 2-for-4 for 84 yards and a touchdown. He was 0-1 on Sunday. As for Juszczyk, he has been in the NFL for 10 seasons and has never thrown a pass. That means that if either Juszczyk or McCaffrey entered the game at QB, the 49ers almost certainly would have had to run some sort of wildcat offense.
The crazy part about Juszczyk is that the NFC Championship isn’t the first time he’s played with a single injury this season. Back in Week 2, the 49ers only had two active quarterbacks against the Seahawks. That was the game the 49ers had to rely on Jimmy Garoppolo after Trey Lance broke his ankle.
Had Garoppolo been injured in the 27-7 win, the 49ers would have had to rely on Yusik.
“I said to Jimmy in the locker room, ‘Hey, don’t let me play quarterback today.’