Why Brock Purdy is the best remaining quarterback in the NFC

49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is the best quarterback remaining in the NFC.

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is the best-remaining quarterback in the NFC.

You could make the argument that Purdy is the best quarterback in the NFC period, but with the early exit for Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams, the Niners undoubtedly have the best quarterback left in the conference.

This is not a knock on the NFC's remaining postseason quarterbacks: the Green Bay Packers' Jordan Love, the Detroit Lions' Jared Goff, or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Baker Mayfield. All three of those signal-callers have had impressive years and are a huge part of why their respective teams are currently in the divisional round of the playoffs.

49ers' Brock Purdy is the best remaining quarterback in the NFC

But Purdy has had a more impressive year overall, especially when you consider the fact that he such a season coming off a major surgery in the offseason to repair his elbow.

His franchise-record 4,280 yards and 31 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions are all impressive, and it is worth remembering that he was right in the thick of the MVP conversation until his rough game against the Baltimore Ravens.

None of the other three remaining NFC quarterbacks were in the MVP conversation this season. That is remarkable when you consider the fact that all three of those quarterbacks were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft and that both Goff and Mayfield were taken first overall.

Meanwhile, Purdy was selected with the final pick of the draft, and if you were going off numbers alone without knowing who put them up, you would have to say that Purdy had the best season of the bunch.

However, it seems that all four quarterbacks are perfectly suited to their current situation. That seems to be the case with the red-hot Love who is clicking on all cylinders in the Packers offense right now.

Purdy will get a chance to prove he is the best remaining quarterback in the NFC this Saturday against the Packers.

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