San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has had a whirlwind 14 months since he took over as starter of the team in early December of 2022 after Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt.
He has gone from the last pick in the NFL Draft to starting quarterback in the Super Bowl, and just recently he signed a large endorsement deal with the Toyota car company.
Steve Young was first 49ers quarterback to have a Toyota endorsement deal, not Brock Purdy
This is well deserved for Purdy as his phenomenal play has exceeded any expectations that came with him being the last pick in the draft. Much has been made of the fact that he makes less than $1 million per year on his current deal, as well as the fact that he has a roommate to make rent in the pricey Bay Area. The ever-humble Purdy would likely be the last to complain, though.
Here is a commercial that Purdy did for the Japanese automaker:
However, Purdy is not the first 49ers quarterback to do commercials for Toyota. Back in the 1990s when Hall of Famer Steve Young was the quarterback of the 49ers, he did several commercial spots for Toyota.
And, boy, some of them were... something:
It is almost hard to believe that Young didn't have a career in acting after he finished playing. That was just one of many Toyota commercials he did over the years, so Purdy is joining a proud lineage of 49ers quarterbacks driving Toyotas.
With the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce dominating the airwaves every Sunday with commercials of their own, perhaps a couple of Purdy commercials would go a long way toward balancing things out.
If Purdy and the 49ers are able to defeat the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, you can bet that this will just be the first of many endorsement deals that the 24-year-old signal-caller will receive over the course of his career.