49ers’ Trey Lance is not worried about skeptics, praises Brock Purdy

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Trey Lance has had his share of critics this season. Many in the media believe the San Francisco 49ers made a mistake giving up so much draft capital to trade up to select the young inexperienced quarterback with the No. 3 overall pick in 2021. Several fans feel the same way. … Read more

Tom Brady has a message for 49ers rookie Brock Purdy

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy could become the first rookie quarterback to start a Super Bowl. But first, he’ll need to get past the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Purdy will become just the fifth rookie quarterback to start a conference championship game since 1970. The other four lost their starts. … Read more

Tom Brady has a message for 49ers rookie Brock Purdy

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy could become the first rookie quarterback to start a Super Bowl. But first, he’ll need to get past the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Purdy will become just the fifth rookie quarterback to start a conference championship game since 1970. The other four lost their starts. … Read more

Brock Purdy impressing Kyle Shanahan as 49ers rookie QB seeks to enter NFL history books

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers are now 15-0 when they tie or win the turnover battle. Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy’s last interception came on January 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders. He’s had moments since then that have come close to resulting in turnovers, but they remained misses by opposing defenses. In … Read more

Battle over before it starts? Insider believes 49ers have decided on Brock Purdy as QB of the future

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers invested a lot to acquire quarterback Trey Lance. The team is unlikely to admit any wrongdoing there. Not yet, at least. That’s not to say that Lance can’t develop into a competent starter for the Bay Area squad. The team obviously believes that to be possible, having … Read more

Kyle Shanahan Says Why He Trusts 49ers QB Brock Purdy’s Decisions

Brock Purdy is a phenomenon. He doesn’t merely manage games and complete passes to wide open receivers — he makes big plays happen. He improvs. He runs around. He does things Kyle Shanahan can’t draw up. And yet, he also executes Shanahan’s plays to perfection when he has time. And that’s why Shanahan trusts Purdy’s … Read more

Cowboys coach on 49ers’ Brock Purdy: “He’s not a rookie anymore in our eyes”

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Brock Purdy is preparing to start his second-ever NFL playoff game. Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between his San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys will only be the rookie quarterback’s seventh career NFL start and his eighth game appearance with extended playing time. Purdy took over for an injured Jimmy Garoppolo … Read more

San Francisco 49ers 41, Seattle Seahawks 23: Grades

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers just advanced to the Divisional Round of the NFC Playoffs with a 41-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Here are the 49ers’ grades for this performance. BROCK PURDY: A He just had one of the greatest playoff performances ever by a 49ers quarterback, and it didn’t start well. He seemed … Read more

Christian McCaffrey saw “greatness” in Brock Purdy after arriving at the 49ers

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Upon arriving to the San Francisco 49ers via a trade in October, running back Christian McCaffrey got to work. He went through a crash course on his new playbook, intent on learning enough in 48 hours to be on the field with his new teammates against the Kansas City Chiefs. McCaffrey … Read more

Why Baldy isn’t concerned about Brock Purdy as the 49ers head into the playoffs

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports Don’t let his calmness under pressure or ability to rebound from the occasional mistake fool you. Brock Purdy may seem like a savvy veteran, helping guide the San Francisco 49ers to a 13-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, but he still has only five starts and … Read more