Brock Purdy: The San Francisco 49ers’ unflappable rookie quarterback looking to make Super Bowl history

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With a roar. Spicy. Nervous. Those aren’t the words that were directed at San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy’s sensation this season—that is, until the first half of his playoff debut against the Seattle Seahawks last weekend.

The season-starting third-string quarterback appeared in the first half of their Week 13 game with the Miami Dolphins after an injury to Jimmy Garoppolo, who himself replaced Trey Lance when he lost in Week 2, and with the team trailing 7-3 from the Dolphins team, which entered the competition after five straight wins.

Purdy immediately led the Niners in scoring 54 yards, finished with a touchdown pass to Kyle Yuschik, and then added another 76-yard touchdown rush just before halftime—this one ended with a Christian McCaffrey scoring shot—to give San Francisco a hook, off which they will not refuse.

The former Iowa State College QB hasn’t looked back since, rebutting his draft report, which cited him as having “average arm strength”, “difficult release” and “confidence and consistency issues”.

Spanning his winning streak, Purdy holds the highest quarterback rating in the NFL (111.0) this season, his 16 passing touchdowns and just four interceptions is also the best TD-INT ratio in the league, while his average is 8.9. yards per try is the best. place with Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa.

But playoff football strikes differently. Purdy, who led the 49ers to a massive 41-23 victory over division rivals the Seahawks, was even more remarkable on Super Wild Card weekend, especially given his nervous start.

This was stated by former NFL quarterback Chris Simms. Football talk this week: “Brock Purdy missed a few shots early in the game, which made you a little worried about him.

“He missed his very first shot and had a potential touchdown with Brandon Aiyuk where he definitely missed the football. It wasn’t spicy in the beginning – he left a few games on the field.”

Purdy’s misfires helped put the 49ers in the hole 17–16 at halftime, and their 10-game winning streak could be snapped at the worst possible moment and on the biggest stage.

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