In today’s SF 49ers news: Brock Purdy keeps racking up the milestones
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been nothing short of phenomenal since stepping onto the field in place of Jimmy Garoppollo not even two months ago. He’ll be adding to that list on Saturday.
First, a rundown of recent feats.
On Sunday against the Cardinals, he set the 49ers rookie QB touchdown record, passing the prior high (10) from 1974.
He became the first rookie in franchise history to win his first five starts and the third rookie QB in NFL history to do so, joining Ben Roethlisberger (won first 13 career starts in 2004) and Mike Kruczek (first six starts in 1968), per NBC Sports.
NBC Sports also noted Purdy became “the only quarterback since 1950 to throw two-or-more touchdown passes in each game and win.”
Purdy also passed Patrick Mahomes (116.3) to have the second-highest passer rating across a quarterback’s first five starts in the Super Bowl era, per NFL Research.
Saturday, Purdy will become the first rookie QB in 49ers franchise history to start a playoff game, per 49ers.com.
"“When you’re on a roll, you’re on a win streak, you feel like, man, the groove and how we’re playing together, it feels really good when we’re on it. I think a lot of us are real with ourselves too though. I feel like we still haven’t played to our full potential yet.” (via 49ers.com)"
Across six games, Purdy has racked up 1,374 yards passing for 13 touchdowns to go along with four interceptions. He’s also helped his team in multiple ways, including reigniting tight end George Kittle.
What will he do next?
More 49ers news
PFF’s NFL All-Pro team announced
Five 49ers players earned Second-Team honors on PFF’s 2022 NFL All-Pro Team. None earned First-Team spots.
- George Kittle, TE
- Trent Williams, LT
- Nick Bosa, EDGE
- Bobby Wagner, LB
- George Odum, ST
PFF noted separating the top three EDGE players (Browns’ Myles Garrett, Cowboys’ Micah Parsons earned top honors) was incredibly tough and the three finished in some order among every pash rush statistic PFF looked at. The other two just faced slightly tougher competition or different situations to make the difference.
Seahawks coach talks 49ers defense
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the 49ers defense “don’t fool you” in comments Tuesday.
Per Niner Noise:
"“They don’t fool you. They just line up and they’re running their scheme. They’ve got some things that they do. They pressure rarely, but effectively. It’s just the fact that they’re so consistent at what they do, you have to beat them. You have to block them, you have to make them miss you, because they’re going to be in the right spots and they’re gonna execute really well."
It’s paid off.
The 49ers defense ranks No. 1 in the NFL in yards allowed per game (300.6) and No. 1 in points allowed (16.3).
- Pro Bowl middle linebacker Roquan Smith and the Ravens agreed to a five-year extension. (ESPN)
- Aaron Rodgers created retirement speculation after the Packers loss on Sunday — and skipped his regular appearance on the Pat McAfee show Tuesday as well. (SI)
- University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh interviewed with the Denver Broncos. (FanSided)