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Who is Brock Purdy? Meet rookie QB tasked with saving 49ers’

Mr. Irrelevant is about to be front-and-center.

After Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a probably season-ending damaged foot within the first quarter of the 49ers’ win over the Dolphins on Sunday, he was succeeded by rookie Brock Purdy.

In reduction of Jimmy G, Purdy accomplished 25 of his 37 passes for 210 yards, two touchdowns and an interception because the 49ers staved off the Dolphins, 33-17. Purdy additionally noticed time earlier this season in mop-up obligation of a 44-23 loss to the Chiefs on Oct. 23.

Purdy was the final choose on this year’s NFL Draft, going 262nd to San Francisco within the seventh spherical. When the Niners play Tom Brady’s Buccaneers subsequent Sunday, Purdy would be the first “Mr. Irrelevant” to ever begin a sport at QB.

“I think it’s cool,” Purdy told reporters after Sunday’s sport. “He’s been playing football longer than I’ve been alive, so to have a first start against, you know, the GOAT, it’s gonna be pretty cool.”

Purdy performed in faculty at Iowa State, taking on as starter for the Cyclones within the fifth sport of his true freshman year in 2018. By the time he completed senior year, he’d began 47 straight video games.

Rookie Brock Purdy is the starting QB for the Niners after Jimmy Garoppolo went down.
Rookie Brock Purdy is the beginning QB for the Niners after Jimmy Garoppolo went down.
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Brock Purdy started 47 games over four years at Iowa State.
Brock Purdy began 47 video games over 4 years at Iowa State.
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As a senior, Purdy was first workforce All-Big 12. He accomplished 71.7 % of his passes — tops within the convention, and fifth-best within the nation — and in addition led the Big 12 in passing yards per sport with 245.2.

According to his Iowa State bio, the Cyclones went 30-17 in video games began by Purdy — together with 24-11 within the Big 12, and 16-1 at dwelling in convention play.

The Niners additionally signed veteran journeyman Josh Johnson off the Broncos’ observe squad, and the soccer world is ready to see in the event that they put a waiver declare on Baker Mayfield, who was launched by the Panthers on Monday.

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