Former NFL head coach vouched for Purdy’s talent
Nebraska’s head coach, Brock Purdy, caught the attention of former Carolina Panthers head coach, Matt Rhule, who believed in the quarterback’s abilities. Rhule, who coached against Purdy during his time at Baylor, was impressed by his skills and wanted the Panthers to consider him for the draft. However, his recommendation was shot down, and Purdy’s NFL dreams took a different path.
Purdy’s success and the perception of being a “game manager”
Purdy, now leading his team into the showdown, has proven to be one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. However, he has been labeled a “game manager” by some, which is often seen as a slight. Purdy, on the other hand, sees it as a compliment. He believes that being able to run the system well and make plays is a testament to his mental strength and skill. With only a limited number of quarterbacks able to excel in the NFL, Purdy remains confident in his abilities.
Nebraska’s journey with Purdy
Following his short-lived tenure with the Panthers, Rhule returned to the college game and led Nebraska to a 5-7 record in his first season in Lincoln. Purdy’s success in the NFL is seen as one of the best stories in the game, as he defied expectations and rose to prominence despite being overlooked during the draft.
The upcoming showdown
Purdy will be leading his team, the San Francisco 49ers, into an epic clash against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The game promises to be a thrilling encounter between two powerhouse teams vying for glory.
Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.