49ers’ Brock Purdy Is 4th QB To Ever Accomplish This

Brock Purdy, 49ers
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What the San Francisco 49ers have accomplished thus far this season with Brock Purdy as their starting quarterback is nothing short of miraculous. While there is still some work left to be done, San Francisco has been a juggernaut despite some unforeseen circumstances.

It would have been fair to assume that if Brock Purdy was in the lineup, things weren’t going well for the 49ers. No one within the organization ever believed that they would be in a position to start and win games of any nature, let alone postseason contests, with Mr. Irrelevant at the helm.

Well, here they are, winners of 12 consecutive games after defeating the Dallas Cowboys during their Divisional Round matchup. The last seven of those victories have come with Brock Purdy as the starter and he also came on very early in relief of Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins when he injured his foot.

Brock Purdy couldn’t have done much more over this stretch to help the team win games. While his streak of 2+ touchdown passes in a game came to an end against the Cowboys, he still did just enough to help the team win and advance.

The Iowa State product went 19-of-29 for 214 yards and while he didn’t have any scores in the game, he most importantly didn’t have any turnovers. That was the biggest difference in his performance compared to his counterpart Dak Prescott, who threw two interceptions.

Far from his most stellar performance statistically, the most important thing at the end of the day is getting the win and the 49ers did that. With the victory, Brock Purdy joined an exclusive group of players.

According to NFL on CBS, Brock Purdy is only the fourth quarterback drafted in the sixth round or later to reach the Conference Finals in their first season as a starter. The others are Tom Brady, Kurt Warner and Dieter Brock.

Brady and Warner were able to lead their teams to Super Bowl victories during their first postseason runs while Brock’s run ended in the NFC Championship. Will Brock Purdy be able to help the 49ers get into the Super Bowl? 

It certainly won’t be easy as San Francisco will be heading on the road to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. The winner of that game will play against either the Cincinnati Bengals or Kansas City Chiefs in Arizona for the Super Bowl on February 12th.

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