Many people have come after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy ever since he took over the team last season. His success has been attributed to his coach, the players around him, and luck.
But Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner has been one of the few prominent voices to defend Purdy.
Warner sent this tweet out yesterday defending Purdy:
Hall of Famer Kurt Warner defends of 49ers QB Brock Purdy
It is easy to understand why Warner would come to Purdy's defense. While Purdy was famously selected with the final pick in the draft, Warner was not even drafted and still went on to become an MVP, Super Bowl Champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback.
Many likely doubted Warner and attributed his success to the offensive players around him like running back Marshall Faulk and wide receiver Issac Bruce. Much like many attribute Purdy’s success to Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel.
It is also important that Warner mentioned “what the tape says.” The people who actually watch Purdy play the game understand that he is not just checking the ball down to McCaffrey or throwing screens to Deebo on every play.
We have seen him time and again throw the ball downfield and make explosive plays by escaping from the pocket, going off script, or just simply reading defense well and looking defenders off to get a receiver open.
But Purdy can take solace in the fact that a guy who has actually won a Super Bowl and is a Hall of Fame quarterback sees through all of the noise and recognizes what Purdy brings to the table.
Purdy has a chance to silence these critics in the NFL playoffs, starting with the 49ers playing against the red hot Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.