Niners CEO Jed York knows he needs to pay Brock Purdy

In the 2022 NFL Draft, the 49ers had the last pick, number 262. The pick is normally known as “Mr. Irrelevant”. San Francisco ended up taking QB Brock Purdy out of Iowa State. Injuries had the 7th-round rookie as the 49ers’ starter his rookie season. Purdy was 5-0 in the regular season and took the team to the NFC championship game. 

The Niners lost to the Eagles after Purdy injured his hand and could not grip the ball. Fast-forward to the 2023 season and the Niners went 12-5, earning the #1 seed in the NFC. San Francisco made it back to the NFC championship game and won. Sadly the Niners lost in the Super Bowl but they showed a lot of potential. CEO Jed York spoke at the annual league meetings this week and said an eventual pay raise for Purdy is coming. Through two seasons, the 24-year-old is more than deserving of an extension.

Brock Purdy is being paid a comically low number by the 49ers in 2024

“It’s a good problem when your quarterback is one of the highest-paid guys on your team and in the league.”#49ers CEO Jed York, in comments to local reporters, knows a major raise for Brock Purdy is coming https://t.co/08HZQchPgx

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2024

Over the last two seasons, the Niners have benefitted from Brock Purdy’s cap hit being so low. The Pro Bowl QB will earn just over $1 million in 2024. As a 7th-round pick, Purdy initially signed a four-year, $3.7 million deal. At the time, neither side pictured Purdy being their franchise QB. He was buried in the depth chart but took advantage of his opportunities when they were presented. While some have criticized the team for using Purdy, they believe in his abilities.

During his first full season as a starter, Purdy went 12-4 in 16 games. He sat in Week 18 after San Francisco had already locked up the #1 seed in the NFC. In 2023, the Pro Bowler threw for 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Through two seasons, Purdy has shown the ability to win in the…


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Author : Zach Wolpin

Publish date : 2024-03-27 14:30:33

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