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Colin Cowherd offers ridiculous take on 49ers QB Brock Purdy

Nov 30, 2023 at 4:30 PM--


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Colin Cowherd presented a bizarre opinion this week, sparking understandable criticism on social media. The host of "The Herd" declared quarterback Brock Purdy was not a franchise quarterback, but his reasoning is facing mockery.

Cowherd's contention revolves around how Purdy wears his hat while addressing the media.

"I like my quarterbacks to be adults," declared Cowherd. "I don't want them to be frat boys. So [Eagles QB] Jalen Hurts at the podium is the best podium quarterback in the league. Hat on forward, professional, almost manicured. Got that CEO-like, a real grown-up."

According to Cowherd, Purdy falls short of his agrown-upndard.

"You've got a hat on backwards," the host said of the 49ers quarterback. "He's not a franchise quarterback. Come on. If that guy came to move your couch, you'd be like, 'Are you a professional?' I don't know. I'm telling you, it really bothers me."

Cowherd acknowledges that perhaps he is making too much of how Purdy wears his headwear, and he's probably correct.

Still, he added, "His dad needs to call him and say, 'Turn that thing around.' ... I'm not saying you can't wear it backwards in the garage, playing frisbee, hacky sack. You baristas out there, I know that's the default dress attire. Franchise quarterback, Wednesday podium, Jalen Hurts is how you want to look. Franchise quarterback, CEO, respectful to the owner and the organization."


The 49ers and Eagles will play each other at 1:25 p.m. PT (4:25 p.m. ET) on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Update: A few on social media have mentioned that this is likely a gag by Cowherd. Of course, that is not made clear by The Herd's social media post, so take it for what it's worth.

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