Chiefs silenced all Brock Purdy haters after Super Bowl 58

Even the Super Bowl-winning Chiefs were more than impressed with how Brock Purdy performed on the biggest of stages.

Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Super Bowl loss sucks, but Brock Purdy showed a lot of positive things on the biggest stage. Just ask the Chiefs!

The San Francisco 49ers lost a heartbreaker in Super Bowl 58, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs 25-22 in overtime. It was only the second Super Bowl that needed overtime to be determined, and the Niners came up on the wrong side.

The loss sucks but one thing we can take away from this game is that quarterback Brock Purdy showed he can be a fearless leader in the biggest moments and on the brightest stages.

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reported on Monday that while some might doubt Purdy as the long-term answer moving forward, coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and the rest of the Chiefs defensive staff think he's the real deal.

According to Breer, one of the Chiefs defensive coaches said that "he sees Drew Brees qualities in Purdy."

That is high praise, comparing Purdy to one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.

Chiefs think Brock Purdy is the real deal

There will be a raging debate for years to come as to why the Niners lost this Super Bowl, but Purdy does not deserve the blame. Purdy went 23-of-38 for 255 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions while rushing for 12 yards off of three carries. He didn't have any turnovers, which can't be said for the rest of the team.

The Chiefs defense was elite this past season and displayed that on Sunday night, so that defensive staff giving Purdy his flowers should be enough for people to lay off of him. He wasn't lighting the world on fire with his performance, but he had some ballsy throws (like that completion to Kyle Juszczyk on 2nd-and-12 in overtime) and didn't make any major mistakes.

Somehow, I don't feel as though these comments from KC's defensive staff will be enough for people to lay off Purdy. Until he wins a Super Bowl, he's going to receive criticism. That's the nature of the quarterback position in the NFL.

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