Brock Purdy Tore His UCL In NFC Game Against Eagles
What a year for Brock Purdy. As the 262nd draft pick, a.k.a Mr. Irrelevant, in the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy now has an insane rookie year that people will remember for a long time. Even though he won't be playing Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, people across the state of Iowa and those that are fans of the Iowa State Cyclones are proud of the work he has done since stepping in as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
Not making it to the big game is unfortunate in itself but Purdy will once again need to fight back after getting seriously injured in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Eagles.
ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter has reported that 3rd string quarterback and former Iowa State standout, Brock Purdy, tore his ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Purdy tore his UCL after a nasty hit with 7:03 left to go in the first quarter of Sunday's game, according to ESPN.
4th string quarterback and 15-year veteran, Josh Johnson, stepped in to take over at QB but got hurt early in the fourth quarter. Purdy came back into the game but without a UCL still intact, it's hard to throw a ball.
The 49ers would go on to lose to the Eagles in the NFC championship game, 31-7
As the 262nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, a.k.a. Mr. Irrelevant, the former Iowa State quarterback took over as the starting quarterback when Jimmy Garoppolo got hurt in week 13 against the Miami Dolphins.
While at Iowa State, Purdy was a three-time All-Big-12 quarterback. He holds 32 school records including career pass attempts, completions, percentage, yards, and both passing and total touchdowns, 81 passing and 100 total touchdowns.
Purdy is the most winningest quarterback in Iowa State's history with a record of 30-17, according to The Des Moines Register.