Brock Purdy: Mr. Irrelevant Becomes Anything But

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has gone from Mr. Irrelevant to a potential Super Bowl winner.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jan 23, 2023, 4:27 PM
  • Brock Purdy is a seventh-round rookie quarterback from Iowa State.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot in Week 13.
  • Brock Purdy will likely start for the 49ers for the rest of the season.

When it comes to movement in the NFL odds market, nothing from Week 13 shifted the long-term landscape in the NFL quite like the quarterback news out of San Francisco.

The 49ers are making their third major quarterback change of the season, with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy now set to play the remainder of the regular season in San Francisco after separate injuries to Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo.

So far, the 49ers are 8-0 (7-1 ATS) in games in which Purdy has played quarterback, winning by an average margin of 16 points.

Brock Purdy: Mr. Irrelevant Becomes Anything But

Brock Purdy was selected with the very last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, which comes with the ignominious title of Mr. Irrelevant

Nicknames can obviously be misleading, though, as Purdy has suddenly become extremely relevant. 

Brock Purdy Contract

According to Spotrac, Brock Purdy signed a 4-year, $3,737,008 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, which included a $77,008 signing bonus. His base salary for this season (his rookie year) is $705,000.

How Old is Brock Purdy?

Brock Purdy is currently a 23-year-old rookie who celebrated his birthday at the end of December.

Where Did Brock Purdy Play College Football?

Brock Purdy played in 48 collegiate games as the quarterback at Iowa State University.

49ers Depth Chart: Who Is Brock Purdy’s Backup?

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the 49ers are signing 13-year NFL veteran Josh Johnson to add quarterback depth behind Purdy.

Johnson, who was previously on the Broncos’ practice squad, was on the 49ers’ roster as recently as 2020.

Brock Purdy High School

Brock Purdy attended Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, where he led his high school football team to back-to-back berths in the state championship game against Chandler.

Brock Purdy Height

Brock Purdy is 6-foot-1.

Who Is Brock Purdy?

As of right now, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy will be the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers for the remainder of the 2022 NFL season. 

NFL Betting Odds: 49ers Drop in Betting Markets After Garoppolo Injury

At the BetMGM online sportsbook, the 49ers moved up from +600 to +1100 in the Super Bowl odds market on the news that Brock Purdy would be replacing Jimmy Garoppolo for the remainder of the season.

By the end of the regular season, though, the 49ers came all the way back down to +500, thanks to Purdy’s sharp play at the helm of San Francisco’s offense.

Following the divisional round, the 49ers were down to +320 to win the Super Bowl.

Jimmy Garoppolo Injury

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot in the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins, paving the way for rookie Brock Purdy to assume control of the 49ers’ offense. 

Trey Lance Remains Out

Jimmy Garoppolo’s broken foot wasn’t the first serious quarterback injury that San Francisco fans have witnessed this year. Trey Lance fractured his ankle in Week 2 and underwent season-ending surgery to repair it. 

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.