Why Griese believes Purdy is ready for Super Bowl stage

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Why Griese believes Purdy is ready for Super Bowl stage originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

HENDERSON, Nev. — Brock Purdy seemed at ease Wednesday in front of hundreds of reporters packed into a meeting center at the 49ers’ hotel.

San Francisco held its first significant workout on a makeshift practice field on the campus of UNLV, as Purdy and his teammates tried to get their routine back to normal with Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs just four days away.

The man on the 49ers’ coaching staff who probably has spent more time with Purdy than anyone has no doubt that the additional attention that comes with this game will have no impact on the second-year quarterback.

Purdy has handled that part of the Super Bowl experience with aplomb. And that’s no big surprise.

“It’s a big stage,” 49ers quarterbacks coach Brian Griese said. “I don’t have any question about him handling all of this. I had those questions when he came in as a rookie: ‘How is he going to handle the media?’

“And, honestly, I watched his first press conference and I was like, ‘I don’t need to tell this kid anything.’ He was so much more mature than I was when I came in as a player.”

Purdy, 24, has crammed in a lot of experience in his short NFL career from which he can draw.

There could be additional pressure on a young quarterback playing in the biggest game of the year with a player such as two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback on the other side.

The Chiefs are making their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons with Patrick Mahomes leading the team.

But Griese looks back at Purdy’s first start and wonders how the assignment could get any more daunting than playing against a team that featured one of the best players in the history of the sport.

“The very first game that Brock ever started, who did he beat?” Griese asked.

The answer, of course, was Tom Brady.

“The first start of your entire NFL career, all right? I guarantee you that game felt…

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Publish date : 2024-02-08 04:13:20

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