Brock Purdy jokingly says he’s learning to throw left-handed

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

If Brock Purdy learned to throw left-handed earlier in his career, perhaps the 49ers would have won the NFC Championship game instead.

The San Francisco 49ers’ chance to win the 2023 NFC Championship game went out the window as soon as quarterback Brock Purdy suffered what turned out to be a torn UCL in his throwing arm in that inevitable loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

No disrespect to backup quarterback Josh Johnson, who also suffered a concussion in the same game. But Purdy was the first-team option and not running the scout team heading into that game.

If only Purdy could throw left-handed.

While that’s a mere joke, one of Purdy’s teammates was probably serious when he asked the quarterback if he could do it.

And Purdy shared that story with the New Heights video podcast, featuring Eagles center Jason Kelce and his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

Brock Purdy tells Jason Kelce, Travis Kelce that George Kittle asked him to throw left-handed during NFC Championship game

Purdy was a guest on the New Heights podcast recently, and the trio shared some notably entertaining stories. One of those included Purdy sharing some love for a quarterback, Trey Lance, who has become the subject of some heated trade discussions this offseason.

However, one of the funnier stories involved Purdy and his tight end, George Kittle, whom Kelce knows well and didn’t hesitate to shower praise upon.

According to Purdy, Kittle approached him after the UCL injury and asked if he could throw left-handed.

You can check it out in the video below:

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It’s hard to say whether or not Kittle was serious. But Purdy and both Kelce brothers would probably say so.

When asked whether or not Purdy was actually learning to throw lefty, though, the quarterback had a pretty funny response.

“I was telling the guys,” Purdy elaborated. “Just throwing the ball lefty around the house.”

OK, it’s probably not too serious. But at least Purdy is having some fun with his injury and hoping to appease Kittle, who’d probably be disappointed if Purdy didn’t at least try to toss a ball with the opposite arm.

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