San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has caught the attention of many NFL fans over his team’s first three games of the season.
The second-year signal-caller is coming off of a Week 3 performance in which he went 25-for-37 with 310 yards and a couple of touchdowns in a 30-12 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night.
On the season overall, Purdy has thrown for 736 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Additionally, he is completing 67 percent of his passes while posting a passer rating of 106.3.
While some appear ready to anoint the 23-year-old as the 49ers’ franchise quarterback, Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright is not buying it.
He adds that he didn’t come away impressed with many of Purdy’s throws on Thursday, instead saying he noticed five throws that fell into the “yikes” category as opposed to just two “wow” throws.
Wright insists on seeing a larger sample size from Purdy before coming to the conclusion that he is an elite (or even good) quarterback. He also says that numbers can be deceiving and that you can not evaluate a quarterback’s play by merely reading the box scores.
To be fair to Wright, even Shanahan was hesitant to sing Purdy’s praises after the Giants win, saying that his receivers bailed him out of a few poor throws.
Overall, Brock Purdy has appeared in 12 games and made just eight starts for the Niners thus far in his young career, so Wright has a point in saying that we should probably wait a bit before assessing just how good he actually is.
The 49ers are 3-0 on the season and will take on the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 1.