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Alex Smith calls Brock Purdy the ‘real deal’ entering Year 3 in the NFL

May 9, 2024, 4:00 PM

Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a 42-10 victory against the Dallas Cowboys ...

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 08: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after a 42-10 victory against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 08, 2023 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Is San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Brock Purdy a game manager? Alex Smith wholeheartedly disagrees with the notion.

Former 49ers QB, Alex Smith, joined The Drive Guys Thursday to talk about the Dwight Clark Legacy Series and all it entails. The guys also ask Smith about the current state of the 49ers, and what Brock Purdy has to do to prove the doubters wrong. Plus, Smith talks about his NFL journey and everything that has led to this point in his life.

All that and more on Sactown Sports.

“I mean, all [Brock Purdy] did this last year was lead the NFL in almost every single passing category,” Alex Smith said on the show. “I mean, throwing the ball downfield, touchdowns outside the pocket, throwing under pressure, this guy was No.1 in all of them. I think it couldn’t be further from the truth, I think he is the real deal, I think he’s only going to continue to prove all the doubters wrong.”

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Additional topics discussed include:

  • Alex Smith on why Brock Purdy is one of the best QBs in the NFL
  • How impactful was the Dre Greenlaw injury during Super Bowl LVIII?
  • Alex breaks down the Dwight Clark Legacy Series and his favorite things about the event
  • Alex’s thoughts on being on stage with a linage of great 49ers QBs
  • Alex reflects on his journey back from serious injury and the making of the documentary
  • How did Alex stay strong though the trying times of his NFL career?
  • What item would Alex bid on if he could?
  • Why Alex is torn between the 49ers and the Chiefs
  • What is the hardest part about playing QB?

Click here to watch and listen to the full interview with Alex Smith.

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