List of Rookie QBs To Win an NFL Playoff Game: Brock Purdy Joins Exclusive List

Brock Purdy has had an amazing season. With his win in the Wild Card Round, he is now on the list of rookie QBs to win an NFL playoff game.

During the 2022 NFL playoffs, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy defeated the Seattle Seahawks 41-23 in their Wild Card matchup. With the victory, Purdy joined an exclusive list of rookie QBs to win an NFL playoff game.

Brock Purdy Joins Exclusive List

Since the NFL’s inception, there have been a total of 14 rookie QBs to start playoff games. Although they have a somewhat shaky postseason record, 10-14, Purdy managed to get rookie QBs back on the right track.

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Throwing for 332 yards, Purdy once again added his name to the record books by having the most passing yards by a rookie QB in his playoff debut and the second-most by a rookie in the playoffs overall.

Not only that, Purdy actually has the third-most passing yards overall in 49ers playoff history, behind two Joe Montana performances (357 and 347 yards). That is quite the feat considering the legends that have held the 49ers QB mantle over time.

With Purdy now atop this list, let’s take a look at all of the rookie QBs that have won playoff games throughout the NFL’s illustrious creation.

Rookie QBs To Win an NFL Playoff Game

  • Brock Purdy, San Francisco 49ers – 2022
    • Total Wins: 1 (Still in playoffs)
    • Final Result: TBD
  • Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks – 2012
    • Total Wins: 1
    • Final Result: Lost Divisional Round
  • T.J. Yates, Houston Texans – 2011
    • Total Wins: 1
    • Final Result: Lost Divisional Round
  • Mark Sanchez, New York Jets – 2009
    • Total Wins: 2
    • Final Result: Lost Conference Championship
  • Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens – 2008
    • Total Wins: 2
    • Final Result: Lost Conference Championship
  • Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers – 2004
    • Total Wins: 2
    • Final Result: Lost Conference Championship
  • Aaron Brooks, New Orleans Saints – 1999
    • Total Wins: 1
    • Final Result: Lost Divisional Round
  • Shaun King, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1999
    • Total Wins: 2
    • Final Result: Lost Conference Championship
  • Dieter Brock, Los Angeles Rams – 1985*
    • Total Wins: 2
    • Final Result: Lost Conference Championship
  • Pat Haden, Los Angeles Rams – 1976
    • Total Wins: 1
    • Final Result: Lost Divisional Round

*While technically classified as a rookie, Dieter Brock was actually 34 years old when he made his debut in the NFL. Before then, he played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League.

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