Mike Sando on 49ers’ QB Brock Purdy’s rise to prominence

Oct 13, 2023, 2:38 PM

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 08: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a...

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Brock Purdy has been a revelation for the San Francisco 49ers. Could Purdy become the NFL’s next Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

During Friday afternoon’s edition of The Drive Guys with Kevin Gleason and Kyle Draper, the guys were joined by The Athletic’s Mike Sando to discuss Purdy’s emergence as a reliable NFL quarterback, look back at some other players that had a similar effect during their first shot at starting, and much more.

Plus: We look ahead to Sunday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns as San Francisco looks to improve to 6-0 on the season.

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Be sure to listen in to Sactown Sports 1140 on Sunday, October 15th, for the San Francisco 49ers’ matchup against the Cleveland Browns in Ohio, with pregame coverage set to begin at 9:00 AM PST before a 10:00 AM PST kick-off from Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Topics Discussed Include

  • Diving into Sando’s recent piece on Purdy for The Athletic. You can read his article here.
  • How has Brock Purdy handled the start of his NFL career?
  • Is Purdy’s emergence as an efficient quarterback similar to when Dak Prescott burst onto the scene in 2016?
  • “There’s nothing Purdy has shown that makes you think he can’t be a success long term.”
  • Sando says that Purdy’s awareness has been impressive thus far
  • Why will some NFL talent evaluators never view Purdy as an elite quarterback?
  • Looking ahead to San Francisco’s matchup on Sunday morning against the Cleveland Browns.

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

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More on San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy

Purdy on facing a dangerous Browns defense this weekend

“Yeah, really good challenge for us. Up front, they do a great job with, I feel like just getting after the offensive line and pushing them back and getting up on the quarterback’s toes. They do a great job of that.

“In camp we did go against that [type of defense] every day. We got another challenge in front of us this week with these guys. So they’re, I think one of the best in the league and a really talented group. So, excited to go against them.”

Read more here.

Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule

  • Sunday, October 15th @ Cleveland Browns – 10:00 AM PST
  • Monday, October 23rd – @ Minnesota Vikings – 5:15 PM PST
  • Sunday, October 29th – vs. Cincinnati Bengals – 1:25 PM PST
  • Sunday, November 12th – @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 10:00 AM PST
  • Sunday, November 19th – vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 1:05 PM PST

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