Former NFL head coach and current football analyst Mike Martz recently compared San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy to franchise legend and Hall of Famer Joe Montana.
Renowned NFL analyst Brian Baldinger followed Martz’s lead during a conversation with Joe Shasky of San Francisco sports radio station 95.7 The Game.
“It’s like when you go out and shake Joe Montana’s hand, there’s nothing about him that amazes you except the way he played and the fact that he never felt pressured,” Baldinger explained, according to David Bonilla from 49ers WebZone. “And if you have to go on a Super Bowl winning run in the last two minutes, he can watch John Candy from the sidelines. It’s all legendary now, but maybe that’s what we’re looking at because you’re shaking [Purdy’s] hand, he may have the smallest hands I’ve ever shaken with a quarterback. And then you look at his figure, he doesn’t have a big figure.
After Purdy completed 21 of 25 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns and a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in Sunday’s 27-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned that the 23-year-old’s shoulder was “definitely stronger than we thought when” San Francisco selected Purdy with the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Although Purdy may not have all the physical attributes he has recently had The most valuable player reward winners like Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson, Baldinger noted that the second-year pro has already gained trust among his teammates.
“They know they’re playing with an elite player,” Baldinger added of Purdy and the 49ers. “They know it. So the outside noise is, “He can’t throw in the deep end. Oh, his arm strength. Oh, he’s a product of the system.” “Right now it’s just white noise to them.”
According to ESPN According to the stats, Purdy enters Week 12 leading the NFL among qualified players with an adjusted QBR of 77.0, a passer rating of 115.1 and a season-long average of 9.7 yards per pass attempt. So far, he has thrown 18 touchdown passes and five interceptions for the 7-3 Niners.
From Tuesday afternoon chance checker placed the 49ers as 6.5-point favorites in Thursday’s upcoming game against the 6-4 Seattle Seahawks.