Brock Purdy Makes History as 49ers’ Youngest Quarterback to Lead Team to Consecutive NFC Championship Games

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – In a thrilling 24-21 comeback victory against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers secured a spot in their third consecutive NFC Championship Game. Quarterback Brock Purdy played a pivotal role in the team’s success, as he started as their quarterback in both the previous championship games as well.

Purdy, at just 24 years old, joins a small group of signal-callers who have started a conference championship game in each of their first two seasons. The exclusive club consists of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. This accomplishment is especially significant as it has only been achieved by three quarterbacks since the NFL merger in 1970.

The victory also highlighted Purdy’s successful playoff career, as he became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to win a postseason game in each of his first two seasons. His name now stands alongside those of notable quarterbacks such as Joe Flacco, Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, and Russell Wilson.

Purdy has demonstrated consistent performance in the postseason with an impressive 62.7 completion percentage, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 101.0 passer rating. In the recent victory over the Packers, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown, and added 14 rushing yards, culminating in a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

Notably, the San Francisco 49ers have achieved a perfect 3-0 record in home playoff games started by Purdy. These victories, including their latest triumph against the Packers, underscore the team’s success with the young quarterback under center.

Looking ahead, the 49ers will have an opportunity to maintain their undefeated streak in home playoff games as they host the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.

In conclusion, Brock Purdy’s exceptional performance has earned him a place in NFL history, joining the ranks of legendary quarterbacks who have achieved significant milestones in their early careers. With each game, his skills and accomplishments continue to solidify his role as a key contributor to the San Francisco 49ers’ success.