Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports


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.



Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Former NFL player compares 49ers' Trey Lance to Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Jun 19

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has started to attract serious attention from the media, as many analysts are coming on board with the 22-year-old's potential as he enters his second NFL season. During a recent appearance on NFL Total Access, former Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones continued the trend, going as far as comparing Lance to his former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. "I believe we're looking at a bonafide superstar [in Lance], like Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers," Jones said. "We had a small sample size of Aaron Rodgers, but all you heard out of the locker room and the people around Aaron was, 'Just wait. You



Bleacher Report: 49ers probably regret not extending Deebo Samuel earlier

By David Bonilla
Jun 20

Bleacher Report's Kristopher Knox recently listed one offseason regret for each NFL team (h/t Niners Noise). That regret for the Kansas City Chiefs was letting Charvarius Ward depart. In March, the cornerback signed a three-year, $40.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, forcing the Chiefs to use a first-round pick on Trent McDuffie. What about the regret for the 49ers, though? Is it the complicated situation with Jimmy Garoppolo, the veteran quarterback they would love to trade but can't? Is it not directly shooting



49ers TE George Kittle's one goal: 'Win a Super Bowl'

By David Bonilla
Jun 20

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made headlines last week, telling Kevin Hart on the LOL Network show, Cold as Balls, that he would love to see the NFL add a second bye week. "Seventeen games is a lot," Kittle said. "It's a lot of games with one bye, whether it's Week 4 or the bye is Week 11. I'm advocating for two byes." Kittle is preparing to enter his sixth NFL season. San Francisco made the tight end a fifth-round draft pick in 2017. While he has come close to winning a championship, he has yet to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Kittle came extremely close during the 2019 season. However, he watched his Niners collapse in the



49ers' Brandon Aiyuk among PFF's Year 3 breakout candidates

By David Bonilla
Jun 21

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was a hot pick last year as a candidate primed to have a breakout season. Instead, it was third-year wideout Deebo Samuel who emerged as one of the best in the game. Aiyuk was slow out of the gate, hauling in just one pass for six yards in the Niners' first two games. He played just 51 percent of the offensive snaps through Week 2. Aiyuk finished the season strong, playing at least 90 percent of the offensive snaps in each game starting in Week 9. He amassed 43 receptions for 685 yards and four touchdowns during that span. Can Aiyuk have a Samuel-like breakout season in his third year—minus the running back snaps. One thousand, four hundred five of Samuel's 1,770 all-purpose yards came as a receiver. In 2021,


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone