“We Have to Score Touchdowns”: Brock Purdy Emotionally Pinpoints Reasons for 49ers OT Loss in Super Bowl LVIII

Published 02/12/2024, 7:10 AM EST

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For the second time in Super Bowl history, a game went to overtime. And yet again, the San Francisco 49ers lost the big game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Amidst the heartbreaking defeat, the Niners QB Brock Purdy opens up about the costly mistakes.

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With a mere 6 seconds on the clock left, the Niners were all set to win the Super Bowl 19-16. However, following the field goal and overtime later, they lost 25-22. And QB Purdy is taking a bulk of responsibility for the loss.

Brock Purdy laments the missed chances

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“We have to score touchdowns and we had opportunities to do so. I think we shot ourselves in the foot with penalties and the operations and stuff,” said an emotional Purdy after the game. Even though, the entire unit of the Niners bottled the lead away, it is Purdy who has stepped up!

The 24 year old further added, “I got to be better um in terms of you know leading the guys! And just you know I think how I handle things in the huddle and telling them telling them what to expect.”

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With this loss, it has been 3 decades since the Niners last lifted the Lombardi Trophy. And the nerves got the better of them once again against the Chiefs.

Purdy was also in line to break one of the records held by Tom Brady for more than 2 decades.

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Tom Brady’s record is once again safe

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Each team in the league tends to pay their QBs the highest. It has been well reported that Purdy does not fall in the same bracket, with his rookie contract. But he could’ve broken the record for the lowest percentage salary by QB in the team’s total cap.

 

This record is held by Brady when he won the SB with the New England Patriots with 0.46% of the salary cap. Had Purdy defeated the Chiefs, he would have been the new lowest-paid SB-winning QB in the 21st century with only 0.37 percent.

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However, this record will still be available to him next year. The laws of the NFL state that rookie’s contract cannot be renegotiated before his third season!

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Utkarsh Tiwari is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. As a coalesce of a law graduate and football enthusiast, he takes pride in reporting Sunday live games along with post-match analysis and legal accuracy. This enthusiasm has made Utkarsh our ‘go-to guy’ for throwback pieces and listicles when it comes to any game, especially of the Kansas City Chiefs.
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