What Brock Purdy’s success could mean for each QB on 49ers roster
The 49ers have gone through three starters at quarterback, and Brock Purdy is now putting pressure on the other signal-callers in the room.
Transitioning to the professional level is no easy task, especially at the quarterback position. It looks even bleaker when you’re labeled “Mr. Irrelevant.”
But against all odds, San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy has found himself in the greatest of predicaments.
Even more amazing, he’s making it look all too easy.
When veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was lost to injury in Week 13, every San Francisco fan in attendance thought for sure that the team’s season was over despite the recent success the 49ers had enjoyed up to that point.
Everyone except No. 13, that is.
The Iowa State alumnus stepped into the starting role and looked to be in midseason form from the first snap, marching his team to victory against the red-hot Miami Dolphins.
In four games, Purdy is 3-0 as a starter with eight touchdowns and is just shy of the 1,000-yard mark. Not to mention, his first career start resulted in a win against the NFL-proclaimed GOAT, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady.
Since then, Purdy hasn’t looked back.
He’s brought an all-too-familiar excitement to 49ers football and has elevated the play of every one of his teammates on the field.
It might be too early to think that there’s a new sheriff in town, but until Purdy gives the opposition a reason to think otherwise, we’ll just consider him the real deal.
And that ultimately will impact every other quarterback on the Niners roster in some way or another.
Let’s look at how.