Going into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, the 49ers were down to their third-string quarterback (Brock Purdy), but after a rookie injury, San Francisco is now one big away from being forced to play their cornerback at quarterback. blow.
purdy on the sidelinesHe suffered a loss on the first possession of the game, and San Francisco turned to fourth-line player Josh Johnson. If anything happens to Johnson, the 49ers will be in more trouble because they don’t have any healthy quarterbacks on the roster anymore.
If Johnson has to leave the game for any reason, the 49ers will have to turn to their emergency quarterback in the form of Kyle Juszczyk.
The 49ers linebacker has played 10 seasons in the NFL, and he’s never passed the ball, which means that if Juszczyk has to play quarterback, the 49ers will almost certainly have to run some sort of Wildcat offense.
What’s crazy is that the NFC Championship isn’t even the first game of the season in which Juszczyk has been sidelined by injury. Back in Week 2, the 49ers had just two active quarterbacks against the Seahawks. The 49ers had to turn to Jimmy Garoppolo after Trey Lance fractured his ankle in that game.
If Garoppolo is injured in that 27-7 win, the 49ers will have to turn to Juszczyk. At the time, Juszczyk made it clear he didn’t want to play QB.
“I told Jimmy in the locker room, and I said ‘Hey man, don’t make me play quarterback today,'” Juszczyk said after his Week 2 win. “He promised he would do everything in his power to prevent that from happening.”
The 49ers have been able to stay close in Philadelphia despite the drop in their fourth-tier QB. The two teams tied at 7 in the second quarter. If you want the latest updates and current scores be sure to check out our live blog here.