The San Francisco 49ers came into Sunday with a three-game losing streak, and some were concerned about quarterback Brock Purdy after he had thrown two interceptions apiece in his previous two games.
Pundits were saying that perhaps Purdy wasn’t quite as brilliant as he had seemed previously and that opposing teams had figured him out.
But against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that had won five games in a row, he re-established himself with a very strong game and led San Francisco to a dominant 34-3 win.
Chris Broussard said on FS1’s “First Things First” that he never lost faith in Purdy, and that the Iowa State University product is “back.”
Was your faith in Brock Purdy restored? 😎
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) November 13, 2023
The man formally known as “Mr. Irrelevant” completed 19 of 26 pass attempts and threw for 296 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions as he looked like the possibly elite signal-caller he appeared to be late last season and in the first five weeks of this season.
People were even talking about him being an MVP candidate after he led the 49ers to a 42-10 blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5.
Right now, Purdy actually leads the NFL in passer rating, and he’s tied for the ninth-most touchdown passes with 15.
But as well as he played, perhaps the biggest star for the 49ers was their defense, which had been vulnerable the last two or three games.
Jacksonville had looked very potent offensively, but on Sunday, they were held to just 221 total yards of offense while QB Trevor Lawrence went 17 of 29 and threw two interceptions while committing a fumble.
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