3 reasons why Brock Purdy is only going to get better next season

While this past season ended in heartbreak for Brock Purdy and the 49ers, there is reason to believe that we have not yet seen Purdy's ceiling.

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Brock Purdy proved in the 2023 season that he is the quarterback of the future for the San Francisco 49ers.

Coming off of a major injury, he had one of the best seasons that a Niners quarterback has ever had and was just one or two throws away from winning a Super Bowl title.

The scary thing for other teams in the NFL is that he is only going to get better next season.

Reasons why Brock Purdy is only going to get better in 2024

It is worth going over Purdy's statistics from his first full season as a starter in the NFL. In 16 games started (he sat the last game of the season out because the team had already secured the No. 1 seed in the NFC) Purdy had 4,280 passing yards (a franchise record), 9.6 yards per pass attempt (the highest in the NFL), and 31 touchdown passes compared to 11 interceptions.

If you remove his poor game against the Baltimore Ravens where he threw four interceptions, there is a very real possibility that he could have been named the league MVP. We all know his story, but it is still so remarkable that a guy taken with the last pick in the draft who was coming off a serious injury was able to perform at such a high level this season.

Yes, we know he has offensive weapons around him and that he benefits from having arguably the best offensive mind in football as his head coach. But anyone who actually bothered to watch Purdy play football this season understands that he has made San Francisco's offense better and that Kyle Shanahan trusts him more than any other quarterback he has had during his time in San Francisco.

When the 49ers lost the Super Bowl four years ago with Jimmy Garoppolo as quarterback, it seemed as if Garoppolo had reached his ceiling. He was 28 years old and there was a sense that you knew what you were going to get with Jimmy G. He was solid in that system and could still win games for the team, but he was not going to get way better.

With Purdy, there is a sense that he has not reached his ceiling yet. His 2023 season may have just been a prelude to what Purdy is fully capable of going forward.

Here are three reasons why Purdy is only going to get better next season and going forward for the 49ers.