Joe Montana weighs in on 49ers' chances with Brock Purdy as starting QB
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San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana believes the 49ers can win the Super Bowl with Brock Purdy as their starting quarterback. During Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot and will be out for at least 7-8 weeks.
After Purdy replaced Garoppolo, he went 25-of-37 for 210 yards, two touchdowns and one interception as the 49ers beat the Dolphins 33-17. "You know what, if he does what he did last week, yeah," Montana said, per CBS Sports.
Montana's advice to Purdy
Purdy did well after replacing Garoppolo against the Dolphins, but this Sunday he is a starter for the first time in his NFL career. "As he becomes a starter, he just has to not try to overthink things.
Just go in and you don't have to make plays. You've got guys on the outside that can make plays. So just relax," Montana added. Purdy, who was the last player taken in this year's NFL draft, has quickly earned the respect from his teammates.
"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," 49ers linebacker Fred Warner said. Like Warner, Dre Greenlaw also feels Purdy can lead the 49ers to success. "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.