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The term " offseason" could not be more misleading. The "offseason" is when all 32 teams are working long hours figuring out the best course of action when it comes to team building -- both in free agency and the draft. Each decision made can have Derek Ryan Women Jersey long-lasting ramifications that impact other clubs for better or for worse. The right draft pick could eventually lead to a , while the wrong one could cost you your job.During an appearance on "Pardon My Take," ESPN's Adam Schefter broke down the absolutely incredible story of how the landed their franchise quarterback in . Everyone knows by now that Purdy was selected with the very last pick in the 2022 , but do you know how the 49ers even got that pick? It was because of another quarterback.The 49ers held the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. San Francisco was thought to be in the market for a quarterback, and this cla s was Jack Drury Kids Jersey headlined by and . However, the 49ers didn't do work on the top guys, because they believed was leaving Washington the following offseason. San Francisco wanted Cousins and thought Cousins wanted to be in San Francisco. The front office didn't feel like they needed to put major resources into rookie quarterback evaluation.In the middle of the 2017 season, the 49ers made an addition at quarterback. Per Schefter, the called up the 49ers and offered to gift to San Francisco for a second-round pick. The 49ers agreed, which, Jake Gardiner Women Jersey of course, ruined what they wanted to happen with Cousins. But, it gets even crazier than that. Going back to the 2017 NFL Draft, the 49ers did extensive research on only one quarterback and actually traded up to Elias Lindholm Jersey get him: a player by the name of in the third round. Beathard spent four seasons in San Francisco, and the 49ers were given a compensatory pick when he signed with the in 2021. That compensatory pick was used to select Brock Purdy. The wild story of how Brock Purdy ended up on the 49ers Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) In 2023, Purdy recorded the most yards per pa s attempt in an NFL season all-time (9.6). His first full season as starter was incredible, and he showed he's more than just a "game manager." Purdy led the NFL in yards per attempt vs. the blitz (15 touchdowns, 2 interceptions) and co-led the NFL in pa sing touchdowns from outside the pocket as well (9). Who would have thought drafting Beathard would lead to the 49ers eventually finding Derek Ryan Jersey their franchise quarterback five years later?