The Morning Roast: Brock Purdy looked like 5-year veteran vs. Steelers


In the immortal words of Bonta Hill: OHHHHHHH BABYYYY!!!

The 49ers Faithful woke up in a great mood Monday after their squad stomped the Steelers 30-7 in the season opener. Bonta and Joe Shasky hosted 95.7 The Game’s “The Morning Roast” to discuss the beatdown in the Steel City and heaped praise on Brock Purdy, who went 19-of-29 for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Bonta & Shasky talk Purdy at 32:30 mark

“For seven straight regular season games, Brock Purdy has helped the 49ers win here,” Bonta said. “I don’t have much to nit-pick. If you wanna say the Patrick Peterson play was an interceptable ball, OK I’ll buy it. But other than that, Brock Purdy was flawless. He got the offense in the right formations, he got the plays off on time, they never seemed like they were out of sorts, he got the ball to the right wide receivers. I thought Purdy was in total command. He looked like a five-year veteran. You know what, 49ers fans? We got a damn quarterback.”

The quarterback position has been something of a turnstile since Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch arrived before the 2017 season, but they’re hoping Purdy can be the franchise QB going forward.

It’s worth remembering that Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2019 season, the lone campaign in San Francisco where he was able to stay healthy. Otherwise, Garoppolo was being replaced by guys like Nick Mullens, C.J. Beathard and Brian Hoyer – not exactly guys you’d expect to take the team deep into the playoffs.

After the drawn out Jimmy G saga and whiffed Trey Lance pick, Purdy has the chance to redeem the front office and finally get the team to the promised land. Better yet? The former Mr. Irrelevant is only making $889,000 this season and $1 million next season, allowing the team to lock up its stars and stay under the salary cap.

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