Pressure? What pressure? 49ers QB Brock Purdy amazes against the blitzing Giants

Young quarterbacks are supposed to not be able to handle pressure early in their careers, but nobody told that to Brock Purdy after the New York Giants went right after him.

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Somebody forgot to show Brock Purdy the script where young quarterbacks wilt under pressure. Instead, the young 49ers star showed a masterclass against the blitz in a 30-12 win over the Giants.

There's been a bit of disrespect about San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy from some aspects of the media, some designating him as a mere "system quarterback" who isn't as impressive as the hype says.

Nick Wright, I'm looking at you.

But as if tired of the disrespect, Purdy didn't merely remain undefeated for every game he's been able to start and finish but he also completely tore apart the game plan the New York Giants had for him.

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The G-Men's game plan was simple: Blitz, blitz and blitz some more. Literally almost every single play, the Giants threw the kitchen sink at Purdy to make him fall apart under pressure.

It isn't a bad game plan on the surface. Young quarterbacks tend to not do well under pressure, they don't yet have that sixth sense and calmness that allows them to render the plan moot.

Nobody told this to Purdy, however, who had a simply ridiculous game when you consider the pressure that was thrown at him.

For someone who's played less than a full season of games, that is simply ridiculous. Young quarterbacks simply are not meant to withstand that sort of assault.

Purdy didn't have the best game, missing some throws including at least one potential pick that the Giants let fall through their hands. But, statistically, he came out with his best stat line with 25-of-37 passing for 310 yards, a 111.3 passer rating and two touchdowns.

You take that every week, and he's only scratching the surface of what he will become in the league.

Purdy may not be the physical powerhouse of a Patrick Mahomes or a Jalen Hurts, but his ability to run the 49ers scheme to perfection means he's 8-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in playoff games (discounting being knocked out early in the NFC Championship game, it doesn't count).

He still has some work to do, but he's shown that defenses need to beware if they think they can simply bring the heat and hope he can't stay in the kitchen.

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