Kyle Shanahan trusts Brock Purdy more than Jimmy Garoppolo, Donte Whitner says – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Kyle Shanahan trusts Brock Purdy more than Jimmy Garoppolo, Donte Whitner says – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

Brock Purdy spent three hours Sunday reminding everybody why coach Kyle Shanahan entrusted him with the keys to the 49ers’ kingdom this offseason regardless of the second-year professional coming off UCL restore surgical procedure.

Purdy accomplished 19 of his 29 makes an attempt and threw two landing passes within the 49ers’ 2023 season-opening 30-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Acrisure Stadium.

Within the eyes of NBC Sports activities Bay Space analyst Donte Whitner, the 2022 seventh-round draft decide did nothing towards the Steelers to dissuade Shanahan’s perception in him.

“49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan already has extra confidence and belief in quarterback Brock Purdy after solely 9 video games than he is ever had in Jimmy Garoppolo,” Whitner mentioned within the newest “Hitner’s Scorching Take” section. “And that is due to [Purdy’s] determination making, his accuracy, his arm energy and the power to remain calm beneath stress. We noticed all of this and extra within the 49ers’ blowout win in Week 1 of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

Purdy made all the appropriate choices within the win over the Steelers, together with hitting Brandon Aiyuk for 2 completely thrown landing passes, the second of which was a fade route on the aspect of the appropriate finish zone.

The 23-year-old managed to squeeze passes in to tight home windows, and he hit his receivers in stride, enabling them to do what they do finest — run after the catch.

Purdy now has began six profession regular-season video games and received all of them. In all seven regular-season video games he has appeared in, he has thrown not less than two landing passes, matching Joe Montana and Steve Younger for the second longest streak in 49ers historical past, solely behind Jeff Garcia.

Due to how effectively Purdy command’s Shanahan’s offense, Whitner sees large issues within the 49ers’ future.

“If Brock Purdy continues to play at this excessive degree, I am penciling the 49ers in to win the Tremendous Bowl,” Whitner concluded.

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