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Why Chiefs’ Steve Spagnuolo reached out to 49ers’ Brock Purdy after the Super Bowl

Feb 23, 2024 at 9:22 AM--


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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has earned a fan in Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Following the Chiefs' victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl 58, Spagnuolo made sure to extend his regards to Purdy.

"I just texted Brock the other day," Spagnuolo disclosed in a recent conversation with Peter Schrager on "The Season" podcast. "I tried to track down his cell number. I just wanted to tell him how much respect I have for him [and] what a terrific game he played. He's such a quality guy, strong Christian man, and I respect all of that, and I'm happy for all the success."

Naturally, while Spagnuolo is content that Purdy didn't overly excel in the Super Bowl, he expressed admiration for the young quarterback, saying, "I think Brock Purdy—I think he's terrific."

When questioned about any weaknesses he observed in Purdy's game, Spagnuolo remarked, "Yeah, I didn't find many."

The coach admitted to having limited exposure to Purdy's gameplay before studying him in preparation for the Super Bowl. Having faced tremendous athletes like Tua Tagovailoa, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson, Spagnuolo had hoped for a break with Purdy.

That wasn't the case.

"I turned the film on, and then he's ripping Green Bay and Detroit with a couple of run plays," Spagnuolo recounted. "And I said, 'Okay, here we go. We've got another one.'"

In the end, it wasn't enough to overcome the Chiefs, who took the game into overtime, ultimately prevailing with a 25-22 victory.




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