Brock Purdy is San Francisco’s new phenomenon. Purdy started his NBA journey with the 49ers last year on December 04 against Miami; he got the chance after relieving Jimmy Garoppolo. In only nine games in the NBA, Purdy established himself as one of the best players of the 49ers. He needs one more win to finish the rookie season on the brightest stage of all as a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl.
Purdy was named the finalist for NFL offensive rookie of the year, which came as a surprise to many and sure raised some controversy. However, he must deserve to be included in the finalists after winning all last nine games. In his overall nine games NFL career, Purdy has thrown for 1,374 yards, reached 13 touchdowns and four interceptions, and a completion percentage of 67.1 percent.
Purdy will start the NBC title game on January 30 as San Francisco’s starter quarterback. He was picked at the last draft, got the nickname of “Mr. Irrelevant,” and now look at the boy how he established himself on the brink of the Super Bowl.
Purdy said about his upcoming NBC match, “Playing in the NFC championship means a lot to us and especially for myself. When I take a step back and look at everything, it seems pretty cool, and I am very thankful.”
Purdy’s amazing skillful performance amazed everyone; he was a four years quarterback starter in college. If he can hold this performance for the next two games, then Purdy will be named the most successful “Mr. Irrelevant” of all time.
He is the third rookie quarterback to win the two playoff starts, the fifth as the starter of the conference title game, and most probably the first to reach the Super Bowl.
Because of Purdy, coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers decided to move on from Nate Sudfeld, who was signed to a guaranteed contract to back up Trey Lance last year.
Purdy vs. Hurts revisiting for Super Bowl NBC Championship
Purdy’s biggest challenge is ahead of him when he starts the game with San Francisco against Philadelphia for the NBC tournament. This game will decide whether he is going to be the iconic rookie of Super Bowl history or not.
Purdy will face one of his old enemies from college time while facing the Eagles. Every NFL fan’s eyes are now on Purdy and Philadelphia’s quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Back in the 2019 Big 12 Classic, Hurts faced Purdy in a game of Oklahoma vs. Iowa State. They threw a total of 11 touchdowns. The game results ended with Oklahoma 42 and Iowa 41. The Cyclones could win the game, but Purdy’s receiver failed to connect with him for the two-point conversion at the last moment of the game.
The loss of Iowa was surely not the fault of Purdy; he threw for over 300 yards and six touchdowns, and on the other, Hurts ended the game with over 300 yards and five touchdowns. Purdy will seek to take revenge on this time. However, defenses are just so good in this game that a high-score shootout most probably won’t happen. But of these players has the potential to make at least one.