Days after shattering NFL pay records with $170 million extension, 49ers’ star gives props to Brock Purdy’s leg strength

The San Francisco 49ers icon Brock Purdy is showcasing every potential to create some new records this season. He didn’t fail to impress in his SoCal debut by dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-7 in the season-opening game for both teams.

From getting selected with the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to properly executing the game plan of the 49ers’ head coach Kyle Shanahan with this short tenure, Purdy has become a reason for jealousy for many young stars. Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are some of the San Francisco stars who couldn’t help gushing about the signal-caller and the defensive weapon Nick Bosa just added his name to the list.

49ers’ Nick Bosa can’t help but marvel at Brock Purdy’s powerful quads

Though Purdy doesn’t have the size or athleticism the 49ers can build a game plan around, his wheels and acceleration can impose a great threat in the occasional red zone. His quads may not be as good as the running backs or defensive ends in the league, but they are excellent for a player in his spot, and Bosa couldn’t avoid raving about that.

“I have noticed them. A hundred percent. There’s a lot of large human beings in this locker room. But Brock is definitely part of the quad club. They’re not just for looks,” he said.

Mr. Irrelevant’s quads also earned heavy praise from Shanahan as well. The HC recalled his first impression of the rookie star following his draft.

“I just remember the first day I got out and saw him in rookie camp, to walk up and see him for the first time in person, yeah, his height, that was accurate. But to see his legs, to see his quads, he was built differently. He looked like a 215-pound guy. He wasn’t a small guy as much as I’d thought on tape.”

Purdy earlier revealed that he spent a lot of time doing lifts like bench press, barbell curls and squats, and hence, his thighs became more muscular. Being a quad-dominant QB, he was also projected to throw from his toes. However, the dual-threat was later trained in a way that his heel planted in the grass more strongly to let him make use of his glutes and incorporate his hips more in the throw.

Nick Bosa’s 49ers contract makes him the NFL’s top defensive earner

In the first week of September, San Francisco and Bosa agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension with $122.5 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history. He was entering the final year of his rookie deal.

The veteran’s average annual payout of $34 million surpasses the previous mark of $31.7 million for Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and the guaranteed $122.5 million tops the $102 million mark set by his brother Joey Bosa with the Los Angeles Chargers back in 2020.

The 25-year-old was one of the few remaining contract holdouts in the league before the start of this season, alongside Kansas City Chiefs veteran Chris Jones.

The 49ers are going to face off against the Los Angeles Rams on September 18. What’s your prediction regarding the match? Tell us in the comments.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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