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Brock Purdy impressing Kyle Shanahan as 49ers rookie QB seeks to enter NFL history books
The San Francisco 49ers are now 15-0 when they tie or win the turnover battle. Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy’s last interception came on January 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s had moments since then that have come close to resulting in turnovers, but they remained misses by opposing defenses.
In Purdy’s two playoff games, including Sunday’s 19-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys, the quarterback has failed to throw an interception or lose a fumble. He has taken care of the football, and head coach Kyle Shanahan credits that as one of the reasons why the 49ers’ impressive 12-game win streak could continue.
“Yes, he’s been unbelievable with that,” Shanahan said via a conference call on Monday. “I think that’s the number one thing he’s done, and to be
John Lynch: 49ers rookie Brock Purdy unfazed by pressure
Brock Purdy is a rookie. He was a seventh-round draft pick. In fact, he was the last overall pick in the draft. I’m just reminding you of that in case you forgot. After all, watching the 23-year-old San Francisco 49ers quarterback on the field, it’s easy to forget that he has started just six NFL games.
One of those starts was this past weekend’s playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks. Next, he’ll face the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round.
Purdy has taken the NFL by storm, becoming one of the more intriguing storylines of the season, given he was draft pick No. 262—labeled as “Mr. Irrelevant.”
It’s tough to win in the NFL. Yes, Purdy has a talented supporting cast around him, but he is still a rookie. So what he is doing with his
Cowboys coach on 49ers’ Brock Purdy: “He’s not a rookie anymore in our eyes”
Brock Purdy is preparing to start his second-ever NFL playoff game. Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between his San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys will only be the rookie quarterback’s seventh career NFL start and his eighth game appearance with extended playing time.
Purdy took over for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo during Week 13. At the time, the 49ers were riding a four-game win streak. The winning continued with Purdy under center. San Francisco’s last loss came on October 23, 2022, and the team has won 11 consecutive games since.
Purdy may be a rookie, but he has played with the poise and skill of a savvy veteran. He has done everything asked of him, shedding the “Mr. Irrelevant” label that came with being the last overall pick in the 2022 NFL
John Lynch: Brock Purdy has earned 49ers’ trust
Heading into the regular season, the San Francisco 49ers saw potential in rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, who prepared and competed like a guy who has been in the league for years. Still, no one could have predicted what the 23-year-old would do in his first NFL season.
The 49ers lost starter Trey Lance to an ankle injury in Week 2. Then, Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a foot injury in Week 13, setting the stage for one of the most intriguing storylines of the season.
Purdy took over for Garoppolo, and the 49ers offense hasn’t skipped a beat. In fact, production improved with the rookie under center. Yes, Purdy’s teammates trusted the youngster, but he still had to go out onto the football field and prove it.
Purdy played most of that Week 13 contest