Brock Purdy has made his first Pro Bowl in his second season with the 49ers. His great season has made him the first 49ers quarterback to make a Pro Bowl since Jeff Garcia did so in 2002.
This is a huge accomplishment. Sometimes, with his maturity and impressive level of play thus far, it is easy to forget that Purdy just turned 24 years old and is only in his second year in the NFL.
Plus, let’s not forget the fact that he is coming off a brutal elbow injury that ended the Niners' playoff run last season.
Despite all of this, and the fact that he was selected with the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, he has led the 49ers to a No. 1 seed in the NFC and even made himself a part of the MVP conversation this season.
He finished 2023 with impressive statistics. He set a 49ers single-season franchise record with 4,280 passing yards. He also threw 31 passing touchdowns and had 11 interceptions, although four of those interceptions came in one game against the Ravens.
Purdy is the first 49ers quarterback to make the Pro Bowl since Jeff Garcia in 2002. This is remarkable especially since the Niners have had solid quarterbacks in that time like Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, and Jimmy Garoppolo.
However, Purdy has established himself as one of the more remarkable and unlikely stories in the NFL. This Pro Bowl selection is just an affirmation of the great season he has had for the 49ers.
Though Purdy, as humble as he is, would be the first to tell you that the credit goes to the offensive line and the other skill players on the team. And he’d also be the first to tell you that the team is more focused on getting three wins in the playoffs rather than any individual accomplishments.