Rookie Brody Purdy has taken the NFL by storm since becoming quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in December.
The former standout from the state of Iowa received the title “Mr. Irrelevant” after being selected by the 49ers with the final 2022 draft pick. However, a scouting report provides an indication of a team’s interest in the quarterback’s draft.
The athlete received a scouting report that touched on Purdy’s positive attributes as well as some of his potential disadvantages.
According to the report, a scout said Purdy was “very mature and experienced.” He was a four-year starter during his college football tenure.
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A trainer also pointed out his physical limitations. “Did not test well, limited athlete who has maximum physique,” the report said, noting weaknesses as “limited arm, both in terms of strength and throwing repertoire.”
“I don’t remember him moving like that in Iowa state and he didn’t test well. He jumped 27 inches, which is awful. He ran 4.85 (4.84). He’s got short arms, really short, and he’s got small hands. He’s 6-1 and his arm is fine. The twitch just wasn’t really there. His short shuttle was fine – 4.45 – that’s not outstanding,” said the coach.
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The 49ers previously drafted quarterback Trey Lance with the number 3 pick in the 2021 draft. San Francisco appeared poised to hand over the keys of the franchise to Lance for the 2022 season, and Purdy was not expected to contribute this year.
A few months after Purdy’s draft, the Niners decided to reshuffle veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s contract, causing him to agree to a one-year limited contract to serve as Lance’s replacement. But Lance suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2, and Garoppolo later went down with a foot injury, suddenly forcing Purdy into the starting role.
Purdy has not lost a game since being named a starter. His next test comes Sunday for the NFC Championship against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Purdy will be the fifth rookie quarterback to start a conference championship game.
The coach who rated Purdy said the 23-year-old’s ability to process defensive schemes contributed to his success.
“He’s processing a lot of pre-snap information because they’re doing a lot of movement, shifts, kills and alerts on this offense. Just snatching the ball and knowing how to pass the ball can be difficult. His composure late in the relegation – he didn’t make many stupid mistakes – was really impressive,” said the coach, who believes Purdy would be considered a second or third round player today.
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Purdy has thrown for 1,374 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions, with a 67.1 percent completion percentage over his nine NFL game career.