Four weeks into the 2023 NFL season, some believe 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is building a legitimate case for the league’s Most Valuable Player award.
Purdy and the 49ers are unbeaten this season and the second-year quarterback leads the league in QBR (84.6) and passer rating (115.1) and has yet to throw an interception in four games.
FS1’s Skip Bayless announced on Thursday’s episode of “Undisputed” that he believes Purdy should be the leading candidate for the award.
“Brock Purdy should run away with the MVP award, but now he’s tied for the sixth-best odds to win the MVP award? Huh?” Bayless said.
The sports commentator is known to be a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan and is admittedly nervous about the team’s matchup with Purdy and the 49ers on “Sunday Night Football” at Levi’s Stadium.
“Brooke Purdy scares me to death before Sunday night,” Bayless added. “Because the harder you look, the better he looks. The more you want him to mess up, to mess up, to expose, the more you look for it, the more he doesn’t do anything wrong. I say, what does he do at all?” Are you talking about only five points… No picks were taken in four games. He doesn’t hand the ball over yet he runs away with the QBR. “He’s running away with it.”
“He just crossed over [Tagovailoa] Six points, that’s a big gap. He escapes by classifying the passerby. And the key statistics he runs away with expose people who think he’s just a game manager, or a midfielder in the system. On passes thrown more than 10 yards this year in the NFL, he leads the league with 72 percent completions of 10 or more yards.
In four games this season, Purdy has completed 81 of his 112 attempts (72.3 percent) for 1,019 yards and five touchdowns through the air and two on the ground. Of course, zero objections.
“Kyle Shanahan keeps telling you, ‘I’ve got the training wheels completely off, and we’re doing whatever we want to do with this kid because he’s shown me time and time again under fire, under pressure, in the biggest moments that he’s going to make any play I want him to make,'” Bayless added to the call.
Not only is Purdy proving himself to be the 49ers’ quarterback of the future, but he’s already earned Shanahan’s full trust under center in his second season.
For this reason, Bayless is understandably nervous about Sunday’s game.
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