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Top Brandon Allen News

  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Emergency option again

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup against the Chiefs, but he will serve as the team's emergency quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Allen is familiar with the role, serving as the team's No. 3 option throughout most of the season. The 31-year-old will only be allowed to enter the game if Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold are forced out due to injury.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Serves as No. 3 for SF

    Allen did not appear in a game for San Francisco while operating as the team's third quarterback in 2023.

    Allen sat behind Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold on San Francisco's QB depth chart for the entirety of the campaign. Allen was brought in as a veteran option after appearing in 15 games as a reserve over his previous four seasons in the league. Allen will be an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, but he could be a candidate to re-sign as the 49ers' backup if Sam Darnold decides to walk in free agency.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Emergency QB vs. Green Bay

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's NFC divisional-round game against the Packers, but he will serve as the 49ers' emergency quarterback, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    As the emergency quarterback, Allen will only see the field if both Brock Purdy and backup Sam Darnold are forced out of Saturday's game due to injuries.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Emergency QB again

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's matchup against the Ravens, but he'll be the 49ers' emergency quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Allen has yet to appear in a game this season. However, if Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold are forced out due to injuries, Allen would be eligible to play.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Operating as emergency quarterback

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, but he will operate as the team's emergency quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

    Allen will be able to enter the game if both Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold are forced out with injuries. The quarterback has not appeared in a game yet this season.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Serving as emergency quarterback

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for San Francisco's game against the Vikings on Monday but is designated as the emergency quarterback, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

    Allen will be eligible to play only if both Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold suffer in-game injuries. The 31-year-old last played in a regular-season contest for the Bengals last season, when he completed all three of his passes for 22 yards.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Emergency third QB in Week 5

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys but available as the 49ers' emergency third quarterback, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

    For the first time in five games this season, Allen is suiting up in the event he's needed, which can only happen if starter Brock Purdy and backup Sam Darnold are injured. Allen has 15 appearances across four seasons between the Broncos and Bengals.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Remains inactive Sunday

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams.

    The journeyman signal-caller will be relegated to the No. 3 quarterback role for the second time to open the season, as expected. Sam Darnold will continue to serve as Brock Purdy's primary backup against Los Angeles.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Odd man out

    Allen (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Steelers.

    Allen was able to make the team as the No. 3 quarterback, but he'll be wearing street clothes in Pittsburgh, while San Francisco opts to dress just Brock Purdy and Sam Darnold.

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  • 49ers' Brandon Allen: Debuts with 49ers

    Allen completed five of eight pass attempts for 36 yards and an interception in Sunday's preseason loss to Las Vegas.

    Allen was the third quarterback to enter the exhibition for San Francisco behind starter Trey Lance and Sam Darnold. With Brock Purdy (elbow) expected to be ready for Week 1, Allen is likely the odd man out come roster cuts. The veteran backup will continue to display his skills for the 49ers or potentially other suitors this preseason.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Fayetteville, AR
Age: 31
School: Arkansas
Experience: 7