Brock Purdy is looking to cap off what has been a superb first full season under center for the San Francisco 49ers with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII — and he’s gained some prominent fans in the process.
One of those fans is 13-time Pro Bowler Drew Brees.
“The thing that I love about him the most is the fact that he was a guy who went to Iowa State and not highly recruited, he started 47 games in college,” Brees told Colin Cowherd on Thursday’s edition of “The Herd,” concerning whether he sees similarities between Purdy and himself. “Similar to Purdue, most of the time when we were stepping on the field during our college days, we were the underdog. We weren’t winning the beauty pageant. We were going to have to scratch and crawl and find ways to win those games, so we were in a ton of competitive situations. Look, that molds you. That wires you in a lot of ways, and I think it helps prepare you certainly for when you get into the NFL and the line between winning and losing is so fine.
“And I think, to his benefit, he gets drafted to a place — forget where he got drafted — like the San Francisco 49ers where he’s got an unbelievable offensive mind in Kyle Shanahan, a team that’s been architected by John Lynch to have long-term success, a great defense, a great run game, just a great scheme all the way around. But, it takes a guy who can help orchestrate and manage all of that. And I see certainly his intellectual capabilities, his ability to manage all the shifts and motions that are happening on every play, like the motion landmarks, all the details that go into making this offense really successful, a ton of that responsibility falls on the quarterback, and he’s handled it with poise.
“He obviously is a very timing, rhythm thrower, which is what I was, but I think he showed us what kind of an athlete he was last week by taking off and running, going outside the system and going and winning that game last week [against the…
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Publish date : 2024-02-09 01:38:26
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