Brock Purdy on Tom Brady showing him respect: Pretty cool
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Brock Purdy admitted it was pretty special to get acknowledged by Tom Brady after outplaying the legendary quarterback on Sunday. Purdy, who has the title of Mr. Irrelevant because he was the last player taken in this year's NFL draft, put up a great performance in his first NFL start as he led the San Francisco 49ers to a stunning 35-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Purdy shined against the Buccaneers as he completed 16-of-21 of his passing attempts for 185 passing yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. On the other side, Brady had a rough night as he completed 34-of-55 of his passing attempts and had one touchdown and two interceptions.
"I mean honestly, for me, I just kept telling myself, dude, this thing ain't over with that guy on the other side of the field. I just wanted to keep putting up points on the board however many times as we could knowing this dude's made all these comeback crazy comebacks in his career.
So, I didn't want that to happen in my first game as a starter. So, the whole time I'm like doing my thing and stuff, not looking at the scoreboard knowing the situations and stuff, but also respecting who's on the other side, didn't want to give him a chance at the end," Purdy said, per CBS Sports.
Purdy: Brady showing me respect was pretty cool
Going into the game, some were giving the edge to Brady because Purdy was making his first NFL start, while Brady's resume is one of the most astonishing things in football.
But it was Purdy who stole the show and earned all the praise after the game. "Yeah, it was surreal just standing there like, man, that's Tom Brady, you know, talking to guys and dapping guys up and stuff. So, for him to have respect for what I did today was pretty cool.
I'm not going to lie. Being a little kid, watching that guy kill it throughout all these years, win Super Bowls and then to be able to just even give him a high five or whatever at the end, I thought that was pretty cool," Purdy added.
After Jimmy Garoppolo went down injured, the 49ers told Purdy he would be their starting quarterback going forward. The 49ers showing belief in Purdy has paid off so far and it remains to be seen if Purdy can have another big performance when the 49ers meet the Seattle Seahawks this Thursday.