Underdog stories have defined many NFL players throughout their careers.
#49ers Brock Purdy had everyone hyped in first career start 🙌🏼
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) December 14, 2022
At the beginning of this clip, there is one phrase that is chanted.
“Purdy! Purdy! Purdy!”
Purdy was the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, which is dubbed as Mr. Irrelevant.
That phrase, although technically true due to the placement of where he was drafted, certainly does not apply to Purdy.
After leading the 49ers to victory in his very first NFL start, his is a story to watch in the NFL right now.
With the 49ers being in playoff contention at the moment, Purdy looks like he will get a chance to lead the 49ers to glory this season.
A Historical Pick
Purdy was the seventh quarterback to ever be taken as the last pick in the NFL Draft.
He is preceded by George Haffner, Randy Essington, Larry Wanke, Ronnie McAda, Chandler Harnish, and Chad Kelly.
As to be expected, none of those six quarterbacks ended up being household names within the league.
Purdy is the only one of these quarterbacks to start in the NFL, and, if he can pull it off, will make history as the only “Mr. Irrelavent” to make a start in the playoffs.