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Former NFL exec on 49ers’ Brock Purdy: “I think he needs to find more fire”

Apr 14, 2024 at 11:27 AM


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Brock Purdy isn't one to seek the spotlight. He exudes politeness, respect, and an even-keeled demeanor when speaking to reporters during interviews. Nothing we've seen from the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's time off the field would indicate that it's a facade.

However, on the field, Purdy can show some fire, particularly after a big play or in an effort to ensure his teammates are on the same page as him. While praising the third-year quarterback, one unnamed former NFL executive expressed a desire to see more of that fire from Purdy in the future, believing it is crucial to his development.

"Brock Purdy is one of the most talented arms that I've seen," the former executive recently told NFL Analysis Network. "However, I think he needs to find more fire. I want to see him get amped on the field. That's a big key for him to become a legitimate great quarterback."

Purdy is already on the path to becoming one of the NFL's best. In only his second season, the young quarterback set a single-season franchise record with 4,280 yards, accomplished in 16 games. He was also a finalist for the coveted MVP award and earned his first Pro Bowl selection.

That's not bad for a player selected with the last pick, number 262 overall, in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Purdy, 24, has completed 68.7 percent of his passes for 5,654 yards with 44 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 25 game appearances (21 starts) throughout his two NFL seasons. Additionally, he has started six playoff games, winning four while throwing for 1,343 yards with six touchdowns and one interception in those postseason matchups.



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