San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy had one of the most improbably rookie seasons in NFL history in 2022.
The Niners selected Purdy with the 262nd and final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The odds were stacked again him even making the team. But fast forward several months and Purdy finished the season as San Francisco’s starting quarter.
He took over after injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, starting the final five games of the regular season and winning them all.
Now, with Garoppolo gone to Las Vegas and Lance potentially on the way out the door as well, Purdy looks locked in San Francisco’s starter of the future.
Recently, Purdy joined brothers Jason and Travis Kelce on their “New Heights” podcast to discuss his rookie season as well as what’s to come.
During one part of pod (segment begins at the 29:10 mark of the video), Purdy discussed one of his favorite moments from his magical rookie run.
“It was the playoff game this year [against] the [Seattle] Seahawks,” Purdy said. “I scrambled, I went left and I did a little stutter step, like a high-step. I got the first down, ran out of bounds. The Seahawks linebacker was cussing me out telling me, ‘Dude, you’re white. You can’t high-step me.’ Stuff like that.”
The 49ers Twitter account actually clipped the play during the game.
Purdy showin’ off the wheels with this first-down run pic.twitter.com/JqmWioRSss
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) January 14, 2023
Purdy will likely never be Lamar Jackson or even Josh Allen with his legs. But he’s clearly got a little bit of burst. That added dynamic is something that took the 49ers offense to another level last season.
As for the trash talk, Purdy says he enjoys it but he’s not one to dish it out more often than not.
“Honestly, I like [trash talk] in a sense where you’re doing something right,” he said. They’re talking trash for a reason, trying to get in your head because you’re balling or you’re doing something right. I sort of take it (and) I laugh at a lot of them. I think it’s funny.”