Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw give their verdict on 49rs QB Brock Purdy
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San Francisco 49ers star linebacker Fred Warner praised Brock Purdy as he is confident the rookie quarterback can lead the team to the Promised Land. Purdy, who replaced Jimmy Garoppolo after the veteran quarterback broke his foot this past Sunday, completed 25-of-37 of his passes as he threw two touchdowns and one interception in a 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.
After Garoppolo went down, Purdy - who was the last player taken in this year's NFL draft - stepped up and helped the 49ers beat the Dolphins. Going forward, the 49ers plan to start Purdy at the quarterback spot. "It's such an unlikely story to have Mr.
Irrelevant come in, lead the Niners to a Super Bowl. I think that's what everybody's going to write us off on, and that's fine. If that's what everyone wants the narrative to be, I'm completely fine with that. I'm so completely laser-focused, just like I know the team is, on taking this thing one week at a time," Warner said, per 49ersWebZone.
Warner, Dre Greenlaw praise Purdy
Greenlaw, another 49ers linebacker, also said he is confident Purdy can lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl. "As you've seen, Brock Purdy came in, and ever since he's come into the league, we've just kind of had this respect, this weird thing about Brock.
Brock just gets stuff done. He's an athlete. He plays with a swagger. He just knows how to get stuff done, so I can't wait to see the way he steps in and just the ball that he plays," Greenlaw said. Early in the season, Trey Lance suffered a season-ending injury.
Now, Garoppolo is set to be out for at least until mid-January. With Lance and Garoppolo sidelined, Purdy is the new starting quarterback for the 49ers. This Sunday, the 49ers are playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.