Brock Purdy focuses on humility ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

By Nick Antonakas, WEBN correspondant

‘You were the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft’ is a phrase that led off many questions flooding Brock Purdy’s podium on Super Bowl 58 opening night. 

Purdy, otherwise known as Mr. Irrelevant thanks to his draft placement, has defied the odds stacked against him throughout his NFL career. After coming off of a torn UCL, Purdy has led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in just his second season. His 31 touchdowns and nearly 4,300 passing yards earned him a 2023 NFL MVP nomination. 

“It’s a blessing, we got the best fanbase in all of the world,” Purdy said. “For them to have my back, it means the world.”

A common theme echoed in Purdy’s answers: humility. A man of Christian faith, Purdy views being the last person selected in the NFL Draft as a part of God’s plan for him. Additionally, Purdy aims to keep a grateful mindset through it all, even under the bright lights of Las Vegas at this year’s Super Bowl. 

“[Getting] wrapped up in getting all the glory and the fame and the status, I feel like that’s a shallow life and that can fade away pretty quickly,” Purdy said. “I’m very honored and thankful, I want to win a championship for this organization, but more than anything, I’m trying to serve my guys on this team well.”

Purdy will find out if he is the NFL’s most valuable player on Thursday, Feb. 8 at the NFL Honors and will battle for the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Super Bowl 58.