There has been a lot of talk and chatter about San Francisco 49ers’ QB Brock Purdy lately.
He went from being a feel-good story and a fan favorite to an overrated system quarterback who benefitted from having elite weapons, at least according to some fans and the media.
Perhaps, as per usual, the truth is somewhere in between.
However, sports analyst Matt Steinmetz made a somewhat interesting analysis of the Niners’ QB situation with Purdy.
Talking on 95.7 The Game, he claimed that while the Brock Purdys of the world grow on trees, as opposed to one-of-a-kind talents like Patrick Mahomes, having a guy like Purdy actually benefits the Niners.
"Brock Purdys grows on trees, Mahomes do not. But, Kyle Shanahan can use Purdy [his contract] to build a team that will be more talented, if he does it right, than any team in the league."
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) October 26, 2023
That’s because now Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch can build a better team around him because they don’t need to pay him a lot of money.
That definitely makes sense, as we’ve already seen how guys like Mahomes have broken the QB market.
And while it has paid off for teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, spending most of the money on a single player has often hurt the team’s chance to keep the talented players around the said star.
Even so, poor QB play has hurt the Niners’ chances to get the job done in the postseason way too many times already, and it’s about time they finally get over the hump.
At the end of the day, Purdy has had some very good games, and while he may have hit a wall, he still deserves the benefit of the doubt.NEXT: LeSean McCoy Reacts To Recent 49ers Controversy