You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pundit who hasn’t gushed over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy this season. Well-respected NFL Network sportscaster Rich Eisen loves him: “This kid seems to have it,” he said. Colin Cowherd, sports media’s great contrarian, adores him: “I think Brock Purdy could win you playoff games,” he predicted. Former NFL head coach turned ESPN talking head Rex Ryan is on board, too: “This man was prepared for the moment.”
ProFootballTalk named Purdy its offensive rookie of the year. Niners great Steve Young said Purdy has “the Force.” Some folks are even already throwing around the “f” word, as in “franchise” quarterback.