Brock Purdy hasn't even been in the NFL for two seasons and he's already making history. Thanks to his performance in San Francosco's 30-7 win over the Steelers, the 49ers quarterback has now accomplished two feats that no other quarterback has ever pulled off in the NFL.
In the win, Purdy threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns, which means he is now the FIRST quarterback in NFL history to win his first six regular-season starts while also throwing multiple touchdowns in each game. Both of Purdy's scoring throws in Pittsburgh went to Brandon Aiyuk, who finished the day as Purdy's favorite target, catching eight passes for 129 yards and two touchdown.
For the 49ers, the Purdy era started last season after Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a foot injury in Week 13. The 49ers were forced to turn to Purdy, who responded by throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns in his first start, a 35-7 win over the Buccaneers.
Since that win, Purdy has been a highly efficient machine. Not only has he won all six of his regular-season starts, but he's registered a QB rating of at least 95 in each game, including Sunday's win over the Steelers where he registered a rating of 111.3. The reason that's notable is because it makes him the first quarterback in NFL history to reach that number in each of his first six starts.
Going up against the Steelers defense led by T.J. Watt was supposed to be a tough test for Purdy, but he made it look easy in a game where he ended up completing 19 of 29 passes.
Purdy also got to exact revenge on Patrick Peterson. In the days leading up to the game, Peterson had predicted that he would finish the game with at least one interception against Purdy. The reason Peterson was so confident about getting a pick is because he had thought he noticed that Purdy had a "tell."
"There is some tell signs out there that tells us what plays we're gonna get from those guys in certain situations," Peterson said on the All Things Covered podcast last week (You ).
Following the win, Purdy said that his second touchdown was extra special because it came against Peterson.
"That felt good," Purdy said, via SI.com.
In the end, Peterson didn't get the pick and Purdy ended up getting the last laugh because he got to make NFL history while dicing up Peterson's team.