Brock Purdy was nearly flawless during the 49ers’ 27-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium, becoming the first quarterback in franchise history to record a perfect passer rating with 20 or more pass attempts in a game.
Purdy’s 158.3 passer rating in the win over Tampa Bay on Sunday marked the first time a 49ers quarterback finished a game with a perfect passer rating since Hall of Famer Joe Montana did so during a 45-3 rout of the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10 of the season. 1989.
Montana and Steve Young both recorded games with a perfect passer rating during the 1989 season, a year that ended with the 49ers beating the Denver Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV.
Purdy finished Sunday’s win 22 of 25 for 333 yards and three touchdowns while not turning the ball over for the second straight game.
That included a 76-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Aiyuk on the 49ers’ first drive of the second half, a career-long for Purdy while also being the longest touchdown pass thrown by any player during the 2023 NFL season.
Coach Kyle Shanahan was effusive in his praise of Purdy’s performance against the Buccaneers.
“I thought he played really well,” Shanahan told reporters after Sunday’s win. “He made very few mistakes. He defended the ball very well. When there was none, we didn’t have any intentional stops. We did a good job of moving the chains as well, especially at the end there with the keeper. I thought he had a game.” “Hell.”
After the game, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey weighed in on Purdy’s perfect passer rating against the Buccaneers.
“Dang, he got a perfect passer rating,” McCaffrey told reporters in the locker room. “Wow, that’s unbelievable. He’s a ball player, he’s a ball player. He’s a good defender, too. It doesn’t shock me, but it’s impressive. I’m happy for him.”
On the day wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk racked up a career-high 156 passing yards, he was unaware of Purdy’s impressive passer rating.
“Is it?” Aiyuk asked reporters after being told of Purdy’s passer rating. “I didn’t know that. He was playing well. After the breaks we already had the ball between us.”
After crushing Tampa Bay 35-7 in his first NFL game in nearly a year, Purdy has now made a model for tormenting the Buccaneers’ defense. In two games against Tampa Bay, Purdy posted an 80 percent completion percentage while averaging 11.2 yards per pass attempt with six total touchdowns and zero turnovers.
Now facing a short week’s quick turnaround, Purdy and the 49ers will head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks on Thursday at Lumen Field, the site of Purdy’s first-ever road win during San Francisco’s 21-13 NFC West win last time out. season.
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