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49ers QB Brock Purdy nominated for second FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

Dec 4, 2023 at 10:17 AM--


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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been nominated for this week's FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award following his impressive performance in the team's 42-19 Week 13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. This is his second career nomination for the honor. Purdy won his first FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week award following the 49ers' Week 11 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The second-year quarterback completed 19 of his 27 pass attempts (70.4 percent) for 314 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 148.8 passer rating against the Eagles.

The other nominees for this week's award are Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who completed 23 of 41 attempts (56.1 percent) for 334 yards and three touchdowns for a 97.0 passer rating in Week 13, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who completed 29 of 41 attempts (70.7 percent) for 299 yards and three touchdowns for a 115.8 passer rating.

Purdy has four games with at least three touchdown passes and a passer rating of 140 or higher this season. That ties him with Tom Brady (2007) and Aaron Rodgers (2011) for the most such games by a quarterback in a single season in NFL history. The 49ers quarterback's five games with a passer rating of 140 or higher are the most by a player in his first two seasons in NFL history.

FedEx gives fans the opportunity to recognize weekly top-performing quarterbacks and running backs in games played on Thursday through Sunday through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards. Voting is open until Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. PT at NFL.com/FedEx each week of the season. Fans can also vote on Twitter via the @NFL published polls and on the NFL Mobile App.

Through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in the names of the winning quarterback and running back ($4,000 total) to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

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