What post-draft conversation with Purdy taught Breer about 49ers QB originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
While he has many critics, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy receives fair analyses from the right people.
Especially with the “game-manager” noise louder than ever, truth-tellers are coming from all directions to defend the 24-year-old quarterback before San Fransisco takes on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.
In a conversation with NBC Sports Bay Area’s Laura Britt on Wednesday at Super Bowl Radio Row, Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer was the latest to fairly assess Purdy, sharing what stands out about the second-year quarterback by sharing a special draft story.
“I remember having a conversation with [Purdy] about falling in the draft and being ‘Mr. Irrelevant.’ Aaron Rodgers held onto being the 25th pick [in the 2005 NFL Draft] and Tom Brady held on to being a sixth-rounder [in 2000] for 15 years, right? I remember asking Brock about it, and he said, ‘I understand why I fell. I wasn’t doing this right, I wasn’t doing that right.’ And it was such an answer you wouldn’t expect from somebody like that. That mentality serves him because he’s like, ‘No, I’m not a finished product. No, I don’t have it all figured out.’ I certainly know he can keep going.”
Purdy wasn’t a big-name prospect, as many scouts glossed over the former Iowa State signal-caller.
Over four seasons as a Cyclone, Purdy completed 993 passes for 12,170 yards and 81 touchdowns.
But as Breer would note, he admires how Purdy knew he was bound to improve from the start.
And like many, Breer doesn’t understand the “game-manager” tag and why it’s derogatory, according to other football enthusiasts.
“For the life of me, I don’t understand why ‘game manager’ is like this insult,” Breer told Britt on Wednesday. “I get why people use that and say, ‘Well, the guy’s limited, he’s just doing what the offensive prescribed…
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Publish date : 2024-02-08 04:40:12
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