Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers came extremely close to making history on Sunday night in their Super Bowl LVIII clash against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, just like they did four years ago, the Niners agonizingly fell short as they watched Patrick Mahomes and Co. steal the game away in overtime to lift their second straight Lombardi trophy, as well as their third in four years.
Purday wasn’t in the picture yet in 2020, so this type of heartbreak is new for the second-year quarterback. It doesn’t make it any easier, though.
Super Bowl LVIII: Brock Purdy Speaks Reacts to Brutal Loss Vs. Chiefs
A visibly dejected Purdy spoke to the press after their 25-22 OT loss against the Chiefs. When asked to share his thoughts on head coach Kyle Shanahan, the young QB confessed that not being able to win for his coach is the most painful part of all this:
“Great coach. Everybody wants to go to war with that guy. We want to win for him. It sucks for coach man. That’s who I hurt for,” Purdy said.
“Great coach. Everybody wants to go to war with that guy. We want to win for him. It sucks for coach man. That’s who I hurt for.”
Brock Purdy on his thoughts toward Kyle Shanahan pic.twitter.com/ewa3kSTtbF
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That’s tough. Unlike Purdy, Shanahan was there four years ago when the Chiefs took down the Niners in Super Bowl LIV. All the pain from that loss must have come rushing back for Shanahan after Sunday’s brutal defeat.
Purdy clearly has a strong connection with his coach and perhaps the most important silver lining here is that the 24-year-old now has a Super Bowl run under his belt, albeit suffering a loss in the big game. With Shanahan at the helm and Purdy at center, there’s no denying that the future remains bright for San Francisco.
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