How much is Brock Purdy earning with 49ers in 2023?

Would you believe that Brock Purdy doesn't even count against the top-51 rule for 49ers contracts and the salary cap?
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers aren't paying quarterback Brock Purdy a ton of money at all.

It wasn't exceptionally long ago when the San Francisco 49ers made then-starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid signal-caller in the league despite him having started just five games for the team prior to his lofty deal entering the 2018 season.

This is not the case for the most recent Niners quarterback who finished a season with a perfect 5-0 record, especially one who also helped carry the team all the way to the NFC Championship game that same season.

Of course, Brock Purdy isn't eligible for a pay raise quite yet. In fact, it'll be at least two more years before he can negotiate for a new contract, per the terms of the current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and players union.

With Purdy being the very last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, and the rookie wage scale structured so that the first pick makes the most money tiered down to the final pick making the least, it's probably safe to assume San Francisco isn't paying Purdy too much.

Well, the 49ers aren't paying Purdy much at all.

What is Brock Purdy's salary with 49ers?

Purdy, like all rookies draftees, received a four-year contract with the team that drafted him, the Niners.

It's a four-year, $3.737 million deal, according to Spotrac, with just $77,008 fully guaranteed.

In his first year, Purdy earned $782,008. That might seem like a lot for us commonfolk. But, for starting-caliber NFL quarterbacks, that's a mere service charge. A $20 million annual average would be enough for a low-end starter, perhaps. But that's it.

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For 2023, Purdy is scheduled to make up to $870,000. That number isn't even within the top 51 contracts that count against San Francisco's salary cap during the offseason.

So, yes. Purdy is a very cheap commodity for the 49ers. And it's going to stay that way for a couple of years.

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