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Your daily San Francisco 49ers news for Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has sprained throwing shoulder [report]

“The injury is not considered to be “long-term” and if Hurts misses any extended time, it will reportedly be to get the shoulder to 100 percent.”

Joe Staley: 49ers better now than in 2019

“Honestly, with the defense, I think personally it’s better,” Staley said. “This is better set up right now with this team. There’s so many weapons outside of the defense or the running game or the system. I think even with Purdy back there, he’s shown so much. Just in the situation that he came into, the early expectation of being a third-string quarterback, and the way that he’s almost elevated this team offensively.”

49ers mailbag: Could there be a Brock Purdy-Trey Lance QB competition next season? (paywall)

“If a Purdy-led team wins the Super Bowl — and there’s a 90 percent chance he’s the game’s MVP if that happens — he’d probably unseat Lance by mid-February. But, and I can’t stress this enough, a lot of things are bound to happen in the next month. Heck, the 49ers can barely go a week without a cataclysmic event.”

NFL draft analyst who wasn’t high on Brock Purdy thinks 49ers can win Super Bowl with Brock Purdy

“I mean, what can Jimmy Garoppolo do that got to a Super Bowl and almost won a Super Bowl, that Brock Purdy can’t do? I don’t think there’s anything he can’t do that Jimmy does. So that’s why they’re a legitimate Super Bowl contender.”

As Vikings make history, 49ers ask how far they can go with Brock Purdy: Mike Sando’s Pick Six (paywall)

“The Athletic’s betting model likes the Vikings’ chances for reaching the Super Bowl better than it likes the 49ers’ chances. Coming back to win after trailing by 33 points might have something to do with that.”

49ers dominate Pro Bowl fan voting, finish with 6 players atop positions

“Six 49ers — Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, Christian McCaffrey, Kyle Juszczyk, Trent Williams and George Kittle — finished atop their positions in the NFC and five finished tops in the league. Kittle was out-voted only by Travis Kelce.”