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49ers’ Brock Purdy joins Aaron Rodgers in rare NFL feat for quarterback making first two profession starts


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Brock Purdy has been every thing the San Francisco 49ers have asked him to be — and much more. Purdy improved to 2-0 because the 49ers’ starting quarterback after Thursday’s 21-13 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, completing 17 of 26 passes for 217 yards with two touchdowns and 0 interceptions (117.0 rating).

The 49ers clinched the NFC West with the victory, while Purdy made history with one other strong performance. Purdy has a 115-plus quarterback rating in his first two profession starts, which only Aaron Rodgers had achieved in NFL history (first two starts in 2008). Purdy is the one quarterback since not less than 1950 with a completion rate of 70% with 4 pass touchdowns and 0 interceptions through two profession starts. 

Purdy can be the primary 49ers quarterback to win his first two profession starts since Colin Kaepernick in 2012. In his two starts, Purdy has accomplished 33 of 47 passes for 402 yards with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a 124.6 passer rating.

“He’s definitely probably the most poised rookie I’ve ever had,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the sport. “He’s been like that since he’s gotten here. He’s been great and he was poised all week, even him being unsure of whether he would give you the chance to go or not. 

“That was uneasy for him because he didn’t know what to anticipate under the circumstances. We did not have every other options. We were gonna see how long he could last and we were gonna go along with Josh (Johnson), but he got comfortable because the game went. It was pretty unbelievable.”

While Purdy is averaging just 5.6 air yards per attempt, he still hasn’t turned the football over and helping the 49ers win games. To this point, San Francisco hasn’t missed a beat under Purdy — and stays a Super Bowl contender consequently. 

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