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49ers QB Brock Purdy named FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week

Dec 6, 2023 at 12:39 PM--


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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has been named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for the second time in his career. He last won the award following a Week 11 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This latest honor comes after Purdy's impressive performance during the team's Week 13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

Purdy completed 19 of his 27 pass attempts (70.4 percent) for 314 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 148.8 in the 42-19 win. The 49ers' offense struggled early against the Eagles but looked more and more like a formidable force as the game progressed.

"Outside those first two drives, it's like, that's the Niner football that we know," Purdy said of the performance. "That's the offense that we know when everyone's doing their part, everything's clicking. Obviously, some great play calls, and then everyone just makes plays and does it the right way. We protect the ball, defense does their job. That felt good.

"And that's what we're always trying to obviously do and be at. That's the standard that we know, and that's the standard that we set over the years. That's what we expect out of ourselves."

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. Furthermore, the 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.

Purdy beat out Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott for this week's honor.

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.

By winning the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week Award, FedEx will donate $2,000 in Purdy's name to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), which will be used for need-based scholarships for deserving HBCU students.

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