SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has nothing but praise for quarterback Brock Purdy, who has faced doubters and criticism throughout his first full season as the team’s starter.
Shanahan has been impressed not only by Purdy’s on-field performance but also by his ability to handle the criticism, calling him a “remarkable quarterback” with exceptional character. Purdy, who was drafted as the last pick in 2022, led the 49ers to the conference championship game twice and this year’s Super Bowl, showcasing impressive skills and an unwavering confidence in himself.
Despite leading the NFL in several key quarterback statistics this season, including leading the 49ers to back-to-back playoff appearances, Purdy has still faced criticism, being labeled as a “game manager” by some. However, he remains focused on proving himself right rather than proving others wrong, showing humility and confidence in the face of national opinions on his play.
Shanahan attributes Purdy’s confidence to his faith and his humble nature, noting that he has shown exceptional confidence and humility from the beginning. The 49ers coach believes that Purdy’s unwavering confidence and character are rare for any human, which has been a significant factor in the team’s success.
With Purdy leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl, Shanahan is confident that the quarterback’s skills and character will soon earn him the respect he deserves. As the team prepares for the big game, Purdy’s exceptional play and character continue to be a driving force behind the 49ers’ success.