It's official: Chiefs' Steve Spagnuolo is a fan of Brock Purdy

The compliments of Brock Purdy keep pouring in from Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo / Ric Tapia/GettyImages

Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo continues to have nothing but great things to say about 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo certainly has to be pleased he and his team did enough to upend the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58.

Not only were his efforts impressive to frustrate the Niners' high-powered offense, but Spagnuolo's defense also curtailed three other top-level quarterbacks during KC's playoff run: the Miami Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa, the Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen and the 2023 NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson, of the Baltimore Ravens.

Spags has been complimentary of those quarterbacks, yes. But he has a recent trend of dishing out all kinds of praise to San Francisco's MVP-candidate quarterback, Brock Purdy.

Steve Spagnuolo has to be a massive Brock Purdy fan given the amount of praise given to him

On a recent episode of The Season Podcast with Peter Schrager, Spagnuolo went into detail about all the things that made Purdy not only a challenge to Kansas City's defense in the Super Bowl but also what makes the quarterback special.

Turns out, Spagnuolo reached out to Purdy recently, too.

"I just texted Brock the other day," Spagnuolo told Schrager. "I tried to track down his cell number. I just wanted to tell him how much respect I have for him [and] what a terrific game he played. He's such a quality guy, strong Christian man, and I respect all of that, and I'm happy for all the success."

Purdy didn't exactly have a statement game in the Super Bowl, going 23-of-38 for 255 yards with a touchdown, but he certainly wasn't the reason why the 49ers lost.

"I think Brock Purdy... I think he's terrific," the top-level coordinator added.

It's not the first heap of praise Spagnuolo has given Purdy either. Not long ago, Spags pointed out how Purdy "didn't flinch" when facing adversity throughout the playoffs, including the Super Bowl.

Additionally, Spagnuolo previously highlighted how Purdy was picking apart the Chiefs' zone-style defense within the Super Bowl, forcing KC to go to much more man coverage than originally anticipated.

Even though that shift worked, and Purdy was held in check, the quarterback at least knows he has a top fan in Spagnuolo now.

Hat tip to 49ers Webzone for the find.

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