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Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold could compete for the QB1 job

by Jesse Garcia | 49ers Correspondent | Wed, May 31st 11:40am EDT

Sam Darnold could complete with Trey Lance for the starting quarterback job while Brock Purdy continues to rehab. (

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While it is likely that either Purdy or Lance opens the season as the 49ers’ starter, Darnold has a chance to enter the competition with a great training camp and OTAs. Darnold will have to prove he is better than his numbers showed in six starts with Carolina last season. The former first-round pick completed 58.6% of his passes for 1,143 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions last season.

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