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49ers QB Brock Purdy Calls His Football Success a ‘Testament to God’

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After leading the San Francisco 49ers to an incredible comeback in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday (Jan. 28), second-year quarterback Brock Purdy praised God, saying he’d glorify him “win or lose.” Purdy, 24, has had a stellar pro trajectory, rising from “Mr. Irrelevant” status (the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft) to being an MVP finalist this season.

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Purdy, an outspoken Christian, was playing in his second NFC Championship in two years. Last year the 49ers lost to Philadelphia, and Purdy was injured during the game. This year, San Francisco scored 27 unanswered points to defeat the Detroit Lions 34-31.

When the 49ers take the field at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11, Purdy will be the lowest-drafted and third-youngest quarterback to start the big game.

Brock Purdy Plans To Glorify God, ‘Win or Lose’

During Sunday’s NFC trophy presentation, Brock Purdy told interviewer Michael Strahan, “First of all, glory to God. He’s given us this opportunity.” Later, during a post-game press conference, the QB also spoke about his faith and how it affects his gameday mindset.

“When I’m down 17 at half, I’m honestly thinking, ‘Alright God, you’ve taken me here, win or lose, I’m going to glorify you,’” Purdy said. “And that’s my peace, that’s the joy, that’s the steadfastness—that’s where I get it from…I leaned into that. Sure enough, we were able to come back.”

Purdy also credited God with allowing him to rise so quickly in the NFL ranks. “It’s just a testament to God and where he’s taken me in life,” he said. “I’ve never been the biggest, the fastest, the strongest, or any of that. I feel like I’ve always had to sort of fight for what I get and work for what I get. But God’s always given me an opportunity, whether that was in high school, college, and then obviously in the NFL.”

Purdy, who played football at Iowa State, continued, “Getting drafted last, people overlook you…and then all you need is an opportunity and watch and see what [God] does. I put my faith and trust in him, and he’s gotten me where I’m at.”

Faith in Jesus Keeps Brock Purdy ‘Level-Headed’

Although Brock Purdy didn’t have stellar stats in the NFC Championship Game, he made big plays—including several key runs—when they mattered most. His teammates praised the young player for his consistency and leadership. “He’s got nerves of steel, so I’m not worried about his age,” said 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk. “He’s definitely mature beyond his years.”

Purdy, in turn, praised his teammates for believing in him and having his back “through the good and the bad.”