San Francisco 49ers star Brock Purdy kept it going on Thursday with another outstanding display against the New York Giants. That’s now three straight wins for the Niners, who have firmly established themselves as one of the best teams in the league early in the season. There’s no denying that their young quarterback has had a lot to do with this fact.
Brock Purdy Likened to San Francisco 49ers Legend
Former NFL player turned analyst Brian Balidnger recently shared his assessment of Purdy’s recent performance on 95.7 The Game’s The Morning Roast show. Baldy thought Purdy deserved some GOAT-level praise:
“Obviously, the best that ever did it right there, Joe Montana, he had that. You couldn’t rattle him,” Baldinger said, via David Bonilla of 49ers WebZone. “I’m not comparing him to Joe Montana. I’m not doing anything like that, but he does have that composure. He does have that poise.”
Baldinger made it clear that he doesn’t believe that Purdy has reached Montana’s level — at least not yet. However, for this young man to even be mentioned in the same sentence as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever pick up a football just speaks volumes of how impressive the second-year QB has been so early in his career.
Brock Purdy is Elite
Baldinger’s high praise did not end there. He went on to talk up Purdy’s natural talent and his elite decision-making skills under pressure:
“He’s outstanding,” Baldinger said. “At the quarterback position … it’s about three things. … It’s about speed of decision-making because everything gets speeded up. When [Giants defensive coordinator Don] Martindale dials up a Zero Blitz and you’ve got a free hitter coming right at you, you don’t have time to think about it. You hit [WR] Ronnie Bell on a perfect throw for a touchdown.
“So it’s speed of decision making. It’s how many great plays you make, which you don’t have to make a ton of them, especially with all the players they have around him. And then it’s about mistakes and limiting mistakes. But limiting mistakes [while] still staying aggressive.”
Over his first three games of the season, Purdy has logged 61-of-91 completed passes for 736 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. At this point, the sky is the limit for the 49ers QB.