The San Francisco 49ers continue to win games no matter who is at quarterback.
On Thursday night the 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks to clinch the NFC West title.
Shockingly, the 49ers continue to look like a well-oiled machine on offense with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.
As the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy was not expected to have any impact in the league this season.
Instead, he will be leading this Niners offense into the playoffs.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has high praise for his rookie quarterback.
Brock Purdy: Calm, cool and collected pic.twitter.com/YOP1JfQIVg
— PFF (@PFF) December 16, 2022
This is surprising to hear from Shanahan.
But, the way Purdy has played in his three starts makes it is hard to argue with Shanahan.
Purdy has thrown for six touchdowns and only one interception in the games he has started.
With the Niners having a great run game and defense, not turning the ball over should be the number one goal of Purdy.
How Far Can Purdy Take SF?
It is fair to wonder if the magic will wear off of Purdy at some point.
We have never seen a seventh-round pick have playoff success in their first season.
But, with how great of an offensive mind Shanahan is, he will make sure to put Purdy in a spot to succeed.
If at any point the 49ers get down big in a game they will be in trouble.
But, as long as they can run the ball, maintain the lead, and control the clock, Purdy should be fine.
He does not have the playoff experience of Garoppolo, but Purdy is still capable of managing this 49ers offense to some playoff wins.