As shared by David Bonilla of 49ers WebZone, San Francisco 49ers vast receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel not too long ago took to social media to defend quarterback Brock Purdy following criticisms of Purdy’s play on this previous Saturday’s 24-21 divisional playoff win over the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Aiyuk elaborated on his take whereas talking with reporters on Wednesday.
“I am probably not speaking or targeted on his critics,” Aiyuk stated about Purdy, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN. “I like taking part in soccer with him and he is the explanation I am sitting right here in the present day feeling like I’ve a chance to play my finest soccer due to a quarterback like him.”
Purdy was routinely known as a “sport supervisor” all through the season and, extra not too long ago, because the worst quarterback remaining within the postseason event earlier than he noticeably struggled to take care of moist and wet circumstances versus the Packers. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old in the end completed six-of-seven passes for 47 yards on what grew to become a game-winning drive that propelled the 49ers to this coming Sunday’s NFC Championship Sport towards the Detroit Lions.
“(He is) regular,” Aiyuk added about Purdy, based on Kirk Larrabee of 49ers WebZone. “(A) dawg. Only a soccer participant.”
In whole, Purdy connected on 23-of-39 cross makes an attempt for 252 yards with one landing and no interceptions towards the Packers. A few his throws could have been picked off on one other day if not for drops, however head coach Kyle Shanahan insisted his membership is a victory away from Tremendous Bowl LVIII largely due to the efforts of the signal-caller.
“Brock did some actually good issues and that might’ve been unattainable to win the sport with out him,” Shanahan stated about how Purdy performed towards Inexperienced Bay.
As of late Thursday morning, DraftKings Sportsbook listed the 49ers as seven-point favorites towards the Lions. Beating Detroit and even masking the unfold will not be sufficient for Purdy to silence all of his detractors, however he probably will not care about such issues if he is aware of by late Sunday evening he and his teammates will take the sector at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11.