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Schefter Explains How 49ers Passing on Patrick Mahomes Led to Drafting Brock Purdy

Passing on Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL draft may have at least provided a small sliver of a silver lining for the San Francisco 49ers.

As many fans are aware, the Niners used the No. 3 pick on Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas that year. ESPN's Adam Schefter how that indirectly led the franchise to getting Brock Purdy in 2022.

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In the 2017 NFL Draft in which they held the second overall pick, the 49ers did not study Patrick Mahomes because they believed they would be able to sign Kirk Cousins during 2018 free agency and reunite him with Kyle Shanahan.