The San Francisco 49ers ended Week 7 with a second-consecutive loss.
This was the first time the 49ers lost back-to-back regular season games since the early weeks of the 2022 season before Brock Purdy took over.
With this Week 7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, some fans and analysts began to question Purdy and his ability to lead this team.
Chris Broussard was quick to dismiss this kind of thinking on “First Things First,” saying “This stretch of games is going to make him or break him as a franchise QB.”
Has Brock Purdy lost his magic?
"No! I love the position Brock Purdy is in!! This stretch of games is going to make him or break him as a franchise QB. And I think it will make him. The road to the Super Bowl is not easy. I believe in you!" 💪
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Broussard added, “And I think it will make him.”
In this loss to the Vikings, Purdy was 21-30 on his pass attempts, threw for 272 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
The 49ers had several chances to win this game, but it ultimately did not go their way.
On their last game of the drive, Purdy threw an interception, putting their chances of a comeback to bed.
However, just because he has struggled in his last two games does not mean he is a bad quarterback, as Broussard points out.
Purdy is a young quarterback with less than 20 games of NFL experience under his belt.
Broussard chooses to believe that Purdy will be just fine and that these two games are a small roadblock on his journey to NFL greatness.
As Broussard pointed out, the 49ers’ next few games could prove to be a tough test for Purdy.
The 49ers take on the Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their three upcoming contests.
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