3 things Brock Purdy has brought to the 49ers offense
The addition of Brock Purdy to the San Francisco 49ers offense has been one filled with excitement, not just for fans but for the players as well.
It seems that they are geared for a deep playoff run, let’s examine why.
Let’s face it, when your nickname is, “Mr. Irrelevant” people don’t expect much from you. So how do you erase the stigma? Especially when you know that you’re capable of so much more.
Being drafted at all, no matter the selection, is an honor, but for 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy it was a wake up call. Shortly after being picked dead last, the 49ers current starter did some reflecting. Then he immediately focused on how he could be better.
Fast forward to Week 18 of the regular season and Purdy is 4-0 as a starter, and only one game away from his first playoff appearance. Each week he continues to ascend by building on his success from the week before. Quite simply, he’s taken advantage of a golden opportunity and since then he hasn’t looked back.
For some, it’s still way too early to crown him the king of San Francisco, but don’t expect his intensity to subside anytime soon. He’s brought a winning culture to the the franchise, and a hope for something bigger than just a division title.
In five short weeks, he’s even got some fans chanting Super Bowl, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Instead, let’s examine why the 49ers are the team to beat.
Here’s 3 things Brock Purdy has brought to the San Francisco 49ers offense.
1. Brock Purdy has brought the 49ers offense Relevance
It’s irony at its finest and you certainly have to appreciate the semblance. But after the accolades he’s racked up in just five short weeks, the recognition is certainly well-deserved.
If Brock Purdy would’ve entered the game against the Miami Dolphins and suffered a loss, the headlines immediately following the game would’ve read, “Jimmy Garoppolo injured, San Francisco’s season lost.” But that’s not what happened.
Instead, the sports world reacted to the successful debut of a man who almost wasn’t drafted. A man who stepped in with nothing to lose, and saved the season of a team that could confidently win it all.
What can you say about Brock Purdy? He’s accurate, makes sound decisions and is comfortable in the pocket. He has all the makings of a leader, and so far, as a starter, he’s perfect.
Since taking over for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo, Brock Purdy has the highest passer rating in the NFL (112.7). In five appearances (four starts) Purdy is averaging 32 points-per-game compared to Jimmy Garoppolo and an average of 23.6 points-per-game.
He leads all rookie quarterbacks in touchdowns and is second in yards and completion percentage. But most importantly, he stands out on a roster full of playmakers.
Not bad for a rookie who started the season irrelevant.