While Critics Point to the Eye Test Stats Say Otherwise, Highlights Sturdy Purdy’s Key Role in 49ers Streak

Published 10/15/2023, 2:22 AM EDT

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The team coached by the legend Kyle Shahanan has shown immense capabilities this season. Shahanan has been the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers since 2017. Looking at the team’s performance, the team is definitely a strong one, also giving evidence of the coaching abilities of Shahanan. As much as the HC is celebrated, the quarterback Brock Purdy wasn’t in the eyes of the media.

Regardless of his team winning match after match, he wasn’t mostly given enough credit for his skills. However, since the stats have been released, they suggest otherwise. The stats are proving to be like a mirror, and are surprising many.

Brock Purdy has been killing it all along


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The 2x First-team All-Big 12 entered the NFL as Mr. Irrelevant. However, the quarterback has proved to be consequential in his second year. Moreover, now the player is skilled enough to be considered amongst the top quarterbacks playing right now. Even though he is not celebrated as much, the stats show that he has taken his team along with him.

Josh Dubow recently took to his X account to post the stats of the Niners since Purdy took over the team as a QB. He captioned, “Since taking over as QB for #49ers, Brock Purdy has had 13 drives when the team was trailing (excluding the NFC title game).” Later, he went on to talk about the stats. In those drives, the team has managed to score 7 TD, 3 times FG, 2 times Punt, and INT only once.


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This proves that Brock Purdy has been a great quarterback so far for the team. This was not the only thing that surprised netizens. One incident completely detached from his football career came into the picture. Purdy shared that he lives with a roommate.

Purdy stunned the world by sharing that he has a roommate


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The quarterback said that he lives with a roommate and also splits all kinds of bills with him. The player also revealed that he still drives his old car, a Toyota Sequoia SUV.

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He also revealed his roommate’s identity, saying that he is no other than the Niners’ second-year lineman Nick Zakelj. He also shared the kind of relationship that he shared with him and said, “It’s pretty chill.”


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The two got really close last year and appreciate each other. What do you think of Purdy as a QB? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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