Brock Purdy can be the second coming of Tom Brady, Donte Whitner believes

There’s no denying Tom Brady and Brock Purdy share some similarities with regards to their NFL origin tales — two late-round draft picks, each thrust into beginning roles on championship-caliber groups.

One went on to grow to be the GOAT, incomes seven rings all through a Hall of Fame profession, whereas the different is making an attempt to grow to be the first rookie QB ever to achieve the Super Bowl.

So, might Purdy, the final decide of the 2022 NFL Draft, finally find yourself with as many Vince Lombardi Trophies as Brady, a sixth-round decide, when all is claimed and carried out? NBC Sports Bay Area’s Donte Whitner actually thinks it is attainable.

“Hear me out, hear me out,” Whitner mentioned on the newest version of “Hitner’s Hot Take.” “Brock Purdy is the second coming of Tom Brady.

“Now, take heed to me. If Brock Purdy takes the 49ers to the championship and in the end brings the Lombardi again to the Bay Area, I believe that we can go forward and crown him as the starter for the 49ers for the subsequent decade.”

Whitner mirrored on Brady’s ascension into the league, which noticed the then-sophomore quarterback for the New England Patriots step in for an injured Drew Bledsoe throughout the second recreation of the 2001 NFL season. Brady led the Patriots to a Super Bowl victory that yr, Bledsoe was traded in the offseason and the relaxation is historical past.

Similarly, Purdy turned the 49ers’ starter this season after first-string quarterback Trey Lance broke his ankle in Week 2 and his backup Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a damaged foot in Week 13. In Whitner’s eyes, that transfer might carry into subsequent season regardless of Lance’s standing as the No. 3 general decide of the 2021 NFL Draft.

“Think again to when Tom Brady changed Drew Bledsoe — $100 million contract,” Whitner continued. “Now, it’ll be Brock Purdy changing Trey Lance, the No. 3 decide.

“But it is all predicated on these subsequent two ball video games. Brock Purdy is the second coming of Tom Brady.”

Those actually are some large expectations for Purdy to satisfy. Should Whitner’s prediction pan out, maybe the passing of the torch happened when Purdy led the 49ers to a 35-7 blowout over Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 14.

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As at all times is the case with the 49ers’ quarterback scenario, there’s lots of time to consider who will be the place on subsequent season’s depth chart in the months to come back.

For now, Purdy is concentrated on the Philadelphia Eagles, who he’ll must get by throughout Sunday’s NFC Championship Game so as to attain the Super Bowl.

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