Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers spoil Tom Brady’s homecoming in blowout win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Going from Mr. Irrelevant within the 2022 NFL Draft to spoiling Tom Brady’s homecoming, San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Brock Purdy has virtually seen all of it following Sunday’s 35-7 blowout win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 22-year-old Purdy outdueled Brady, throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns. Purdy additionally added a dashing landing. Along with his household inside Levi Stadium to witness his first begin, the FOX broadcast confirmed Purdy’s father turning into emotional following his first landing move.

Chosen with the final decide of this yr’s draft out of Iowa State, Purdy earned himself the nickname “Mr. Irrelevant,” however was thrust into the fray final week in opposition to the Miami Dolphins after beginning quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy throws a touchdown pass to running back Christian McCaffrey during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

After the sport, Purdy known as it “surreal” to be enjoying on the identical area as Brady.

“Simply standing there, like ‘man that’s Tom Brady,’ speaking to guys and dapping guys up and stuff,” Purdy instructed reporters with an enormous smile on his face.

“For him to only have respect for what I did at the moment was fairly cool, I’m not going to lie. Being just a little child, watching that man kill it all through all these years, win Tremendous Bowls, after which to have the ability to simply even give him a excessive 5 or no matter on the finish, I assumed that was fairly cool.”

Purdy additionally talked about the significance of getting his household there and their endless assist.

“All through my complete life, the ups and downs of enjoying quarterback usually, highschool and school, they’re the individuals at dwelling that simply consider in you they usually at all times see the very best in you. They believed in me after I was the final draft decide and all that stuff.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady runs against San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa during the second half of their game.

Brady struggled to search out his rhythm, ending with 253 yards, one landing and two interceptions.

The 45-year-old Brady complimented Purdy’s efficiency after the sport, saying he performed “rather well.”

“Threw a number of good balls,” Brady instructed reporters. “Hung in there within the blitz they usually did a great job, they did a very good job.”

Brady, who’s from San Mateo, California, additionally had his household readily available Sunday however added he wished the group might have completed a greater job.

“Love having everybody right here,” Brady mentioned. “Good for my household to return shut. I believe they’d lots of people from the neighborhood come. It’s not going to vary the result of the sport, sadly.”

Brady requested 100 tickets for Sunday’s recreation for family and friends, FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews mentioned previous to kickoff.

The 49ers improved to 9-4 with the win whereas the Buccaneers fell to 6-7 on the season.

San Francisco has a fast turnaround as they’re scheduled to journey to Seattle to tackle the Seahawks on Thursday evening. Tampa will host the Cincinnati Bengals subsequent Sunday.

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