Brock Purdy has taken the league by storm since the moment he came into the NFL. The once “Mr. Irrelevant” — the last pick in the NFL Draft as it’s affectionately called — is now the quarterback for a dominant San Francisco 49ers team that looks to be the best team in football right now.
From the time he was thrown into a starting role following injuries from both Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, Purdy has stepped in and been an overwhelming success for the team.
Purdy fits ideally into head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense. The things that they ask him to do put Purdy and the rest of the team in a great chance to win each Sunday. Despite where he was drafted, it proves once again that the fit and scheme matter more than outright talent sometimes, and a good landing spot can go a long way.
What Is Brock Purdy’s Record as a Starter in the NFL?
Purdy has started eleven regular-season games in his short tenure in the NFL. Shockingly, he has yet to experience what it feels like to lose a regular-season game during that time.
An 11-0 start is wildly impressive for any quarterback. Never mind the last pick in the draft starting in his rookie year, in which he started the season as QB3 and thrown into games as a necessity.
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Purdy has started two postseason games for the 49ers, winning his first against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round. A loss in the NFC Championship Game last year put a blemish on his record, but he was knocked out in the first quarter of the game due to injury. All things considered, he did not factor into the game outcome all that much.
Purdy Is Taking the League by Storm
Nobody, including the 49ers, could have seen this career arc coming for Purdy. What he is doing is miraculous, not to mention the fact he’s doing it so early in his career. A very small amount of seventh-round players make any impact at all in their careers, never mind winning every regular-season game they have ever played to date.
It’s just another testament to Shanahan and the coaching staff for putting the young QB in the right position to succeed from the start. However, it also speaks volumes about the competitive nature and drive Purdy has to take advantage of the situation in front of him.
When his number was called, Purdy was ready, met it head-on, and changed the future of this San Francisco franchise.
The long-term future is still unwritten for the young signal-caller, but as the team continues to build around him, it’s hard to think that the sky isn’t the limit for Purdy and the 49ers going forward.