The San Francisco 49ers lost a tense overtime battle to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 2024, falling 25-22. Tied at 19 at the end of regulation, the 49ers settled for a field goal in overtime, giving the Chiefs the chance to secure their second consecutive Super Bowl title.
Follow live updates on Super Bowl LVIII on CBS News and CBS Sports. Meanwhile, 24-year-old quarterback Brock Purdy aims to continue his remarkable journey, hoping to join the ranks of Joe Montana and Steve Young as 49ers quarterbacks who've led the team to Super Bowl victory.
What are the statistics for Brock Purdy’s performance in the NFL this season?
Although Purdy topped the charts in passer rating throughout the 2023 regular season, his postseason performance has encountered some challenges.
Nonetheless, Purdy has displayed his resilience, contributing both through his passing and rushing abilities, resulting in the San Francisco 49ers clinching consecutive comeback victories in both the NFC Divisional and NFC Championship playoff matchups.
STATS CMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/G TD INT RATE
Regular Season 308 444 69.4 4280 267.5 31 11 113.0
Post Season 43 70 61.4 519 259.5 2 1 87.7
After being drafted as the last pick by the 49ers in the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy, initially the third-string quarterback, made his regular season debut during the fourth quarter of a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on October 23, 2022.
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Following injuries to both Trey Lance and Jimmy Garappolo, he took over as the starting quarterback in Week 13.
Under his leadership, the team secured the NFC West title and won the Wild Card and Divisional games, making Purdy just the third quarterback since 1970 to achieve two playoff victories in his rookie season.
Unfortunately, in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Purdy suffered an injury to his elbow's ulnar collateral ligament during the first quarter, contributing to the team's 31-7 loss.
How much does Brock Purdy’s rookie contract pay him over four years?
Brock Purdy's rookie contract amounts to $3.7 million spread over four years. His salary cap impact of $889,000 places him 67th among quarterbacks and 1,406th among all players in the NFL. Winning the Super Bowl would result in a standard bonus of $164,000.
In contrast, Patrick Mahomes, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, boasts an NFL-record 10-year contract valued at $450 million, with a salary cap figure that leads the league.
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Who did Brock Purdy replace on the 49ers?
In the 2022 season, Trey Lance, the 49ers' first-round pick in 2021, was named the starting quarterback over Jimmy Garoppolo, while Brock Purdy secured the third-string position, surpassing veteran Nate Sudfeld.
However, Lance suffered an ankle injury in the second game, ending his season prematurely.
When Garoppolo injured his foot in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins, Purdy stepped in and helped secure a 33-17 victory, becoming the first "Mr. Irrelevant" to throw a touchdown pass in a regular season game.
Purdy's impressive performances continued with wins against Tampa Bay and Seattle, making him just the second player in NFL history, alongside Aaron Rodgers, to achieve a quarterback rating of 115 or higher in his first two starts.
Brock Purdy’s fiancee, Jenna Brandt
Brock Purdy got engaged to his girlfriend Jenna Brandt in July 2023, after they first met while attending Iowa State University. Brandt, who played volleyball for the Cyclones, later transferred to the University of Northern Iowa in 2021.
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Brandt, originally from Sumner, Iowa, grew up with her parents, Kevin and Amy Brandt, and siblings Kaylyn, Isaiah, and Morgan.
Purdy and Brandt announced their relationship on social media in November 2022. Purdy proposed to her in July 2023 on a dock in Saint Cloud, Florida.
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