4 quarterbacks drafted before Brock Purdy who have already flamed out

There are probably 31 other teams that wish they drafted Brock Purdy earlier than the 49ers did at the very end of the 2022 NFL Draft.

2022 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3
2022 NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral
Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Corral (2) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2: Matt Corral (Ole Miss)

Top-drafted quarterbacks frequently find themselves going to bad franchises undergoing a rebuild.

In Matt Corral's case, he wasn't a top-drafted QB but found himself going to the Carolina Panthers, who traded up to grab him in Round 3 while also trying to completely overhaul what has turned into a downtrodden franchise.

If Corral had gone to any number of different teams, his chances for success might have been greater. And if he had avoided a redshirt rookie season in which he spent all of 2022 on injured reserve, his hopes for a bigger role in 2023 would have been better.

Instead, after the Panthers drafted Bryce Young toward the very top of the 2023 draft, Corral was ultimately waived.

He enjoyed a cup of coffee with the New England Patriots, but Corral remains a mostly undesirable free agent.