San Francisco 49ers’ (49ers) ‘Cinderella’ quarterback Brock Purdy (23) led his team to victory by writing 4 touchdowns (TD) in his NFL playoff (PO) debut.
In the Wild Card Round of the National Football Conference (NFC) held at home on the 15th (Korean time), Purdy led 3 touchdown passes and 1 rushing touchdown against the 7th seed Seattle Seahawks and commanded a 41-23 victory.
As a result, second-seeded San Francisco advances to the Divisional Round (NFC Semifinals), where they will face either the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Dallas Cowboys at home.
Purdy was drafted last, but after earning a spot in the starting lineup in his debut season, Purdy is an emerging national star, writing a Cinderella story.
He was selected by San Francisco in the 7th round, 262nd overall, of the NFL Draft last April. In the U.S., the overall last nominee, like Purdy, is called “Mr. Irrelevant.” This expression was attached because most of them disappear from the NFL stage without much action.
Purdy, from Iowa State University, was a pretty good player in college. However, because of his relatively small body (184 cm 100 kg) and his ups and downs, he entered the pro with a pull-up.
He started the season as the 3rd quarterback of a team with few opportunities to play, but he got his chance in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins when the team’s starting quarterback Jimmy Garapolo was out with a major injury early in the game. Trey Lance, the team’s second quarterback, ended his season early due to an ankle injury last September. In San Francisco, there was no alternative but Purdy. 바카라사이트
But when I opened the lid, he was a ‘prepared quarterback’. Starting with a 33-17 win over Miami, he became the main player in winning 5 consecutive victories in the regular league with stable game operation.
In the first playoffs of his life, he showed his strong heart and continued his six-game winning streak. On the day, he completed 18 of 30 passes for 332 passing yards. It is a personal best and the second-highest PO record for a rookie quarterback behind Russell Wilson’s 385 yards 10 years ago.
He also scored 4 touchdowns at PO, a first for a rookie quarterback.
Some believe that Purdy could be the next Tom Brady. Tom Brady, the greatest NFL player ever, was also selected by the New England Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 rookie draft with the 199th overall pick and started from the bottom, but he got a chance to start in his second year and became a legend of winning 7 Super Bowls.
In December of last year, against Brady’s Tampa Bay, Purdy succeeded in two touchdown passes for 185 passing yards and became a key player in a 35-7 victory.
Attention is focusing on how Purdy’s Cinderella story, which has been reborn from ‘Mr. Indifference’ to ‘Mr. Relevant’, will end.