49ers training camp 2023: What the first 2 days have taught us

Brock Purdy is back on the field again, but his return wasn't exactly smooth

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49ers' trio of Brock Purdy, Trey Lance and Sam Darnold leave more questions than answers

Brock Purdy is allowed to struggle after just one practice session. No one is going to complain about that, but no one is going to suggest he's looking just as good as he was prior to his injury either.

Likewise, the battle for the No. 2 spot behind Purdy and between Trey Lance and Sam Darnold remains pretty inconclusive, although the previous slide's lesson still applies for both quarterbacks and their supporting offensive casts.

49ers Webzone's Rohan Chakravarthi broke down day two of practice with a pretty insightful analysis:

"None of the quarterbacks had inspiring performances on the day, with Purdy finishing 2/7 with three sacks, an interception, and drop, Lance finishing 2/5 with a drop, and Darnold finishing 2/5 with a drop.

Still, I'd give the slight edge to Sam Darnold for the reason of not making a poor play, like Lance and Purdy's shots into double-coverage, earning the free agent signing a "C" grade for the day.

Purdy and Lance both tie at a "C-" grade on a poor performance day, with both players battling their own struggles and inconsistencies."

Read more: 3 observations from Day 1 of 49ers training camp 2023

Perhaps fourth-string quarterback Brandon Allen is laughing at the rest of the cast and making his bid to start this season, right?

San Francisco will practice on Friday but will take Saturday off before resuming camp practices on Sunday.

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