Retracing Brock Purdy’s improbable rise from the first days of training camp

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (14) throws the ball during an NFL rookie mini-camp at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, May 13, 2022. (Photo by Josie Lepe)

SANTA CLARA — Reviewing notes from 49ers training camp is almost a futile exercise, revealing little about No. 14’s passing proficiency.

No. 14 was Brock Purdy, the 262nd and final pick of the NFL Draft, making him either a “camp arm” or a practice-squad prospect.

He wasn’t just Mr. Irrelevant. He was darn near invisible behind starter Trey Lance and backup Nate Sudfeld, with attention also paid to Jimmy Garoppolo throwing on a

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