Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 05:01 pm
A rookie quarterback led the San Francisco 49ers to a win against Seattle Seahawks. As a result, the team clinched the NFC West title. Brock Purdy completed 17 out of 26 passes to gain 217 yards. Also, he had two touchdowns and no interceptions.
With a record of 10-4 after the victory, the 49ers were the first to claim their division this season.
The next day, San Francisco’s head coach, Kyle Shanahan, had nothing but glowing words about Purdy.
NFC West Title Winners
Purdy became known as Mr. Irrelevant after being selected with the 262nd overall pick in this year’s draft. In addition, he was the 49ers’ backup quarterback.
However, Purdy was forced into the fray after Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo were seriously hurt. Since then, he has given off an impression of having life experience beyond his years.
Bookie pay per head specialists claim the ex-Iowa State standout made his mark in the NFL with a pivotal performance in the Cyclones’ first victory against the Dolphins. Due to Garoppolo’s injury, he was brought in as a substitute. They won in his first start, too, and this time it was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, Purdy’s injury left him questionable to play in the Seahawks’ divisional matchup only four days after the Bucs game.
According to sportsbook pay per head specialists, an injury to Purdy’s oblique/rib region had some worries up until kickoff.
The 22-year-old didn’t appear to be in any discomfort while playing the Seahawks. For the third game in a row, he threw for two touchdowns. Purdy made history by being the first rookie quarterback since Justin Herbert in 2020 to have three consecutive games with two or more throwing touchdowns. Additionally, according to the statistics provided by the sportsbook software, he is the first rookie to ever accomplish this accomplishment for the 49ers.