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Watch Brock Purdy’s family reaction to the 49ers drafting him as Mr. Irrelevant

May 2, 2022 at 10:05 AM--


Over the weekend, the San Francisco 49ers made quarterback Brock Purdy the No. 262 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He was the final selection in this year's draft, making Purdy "Mr. Irrelevant."

His family didn't care that Purdy was the last player to come off draft boards. They looked just as excited for the 22-year-old player as they would have had he been a first-round pick.


"Going into the draft, I was at peace with whatever was going to happen," Purdy said after being drafted by the 49ers. "Obviously, I was anxious, really from the fourth round on, trying to wait for a call, get my name called, hear from my agent, those kinds of things. Then when I got called at the end, I felt relieved just knowing that I was secure in where I was going."

Being drafted gives Purdy a chance to earn a $3.75 million rookie contract. As for being labeled "Mr. Irrelevant," the quarterback sees it as an opportunity.

"A team believed in me, and now I get my opportunity to go and play football," Purdy said. "That's what I want my career to be, my job to be. Now I have the opportunity to do so. That's how I'm looking at it. From the outside, yeah, I guess it's a funny thing. I'll embrace the role and have fun with it, for sure, but at the end of the day, I'm trying to help a team win a Super Bowl. That's where my mindset is at with it."

Purdy completed 71.7 percent of his pass attempts for 3,188 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions through 13 game appearances in 2021, per Sports Reference. He completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 12,170 yards with 81 touchdowns and 33 interceptions through his four seasons with the Cyclones.



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