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49ers starting quarterback ‘still splitting rent’ with offensive lineman roommate

49ers starting quarterback ‘still splitting rent’ with offensive lineman roommate
  • PublishedOctober 5, 2023

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Brock Purdy is the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers after leading his team to the NFC Championship Game in 2022. 

Purdy has never lost a regular season start and has the 49ers undefeated through the first four weeks of the 2023 NFL regular season

Brock Purdy celebrates

Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 1, 2023, in Santa Clara, California. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Despite his success, Purdy revealed in an interview with “Today” that he is keeping expenses to a minimum.

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“So, I still have a roommate, one of the offensive linemen here,” Purdy said. “He and I are still splitting rent and I still drive my Toyota Sequoia. Other than that, it’s pretty simple.”

Purdy was selected with the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, a selection that earned him the title “Mr. Irrelevant.” 

His contract pays him $870,000 in 2023 and jumps to $985,000 in 2024. 

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Despite being a seventh-round draft pick, Purdy has become the man in San Francisco after beating out Trey Lance in the offseason for the starting job. 

Brock Purdy warms up

Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the Arizona Cardinals game at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 1, 2023. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Lance was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in August after Sam Darnold was named Purdy’s backup. 

Through four games, Purdy has thrown for 1,019 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions as the 49ers have looked like one of the NFL’s best teams. 

With the 3-1 Dallas Cowboys coming to town Sunday night, San Francisco will have an opportunity to showcase itself against a team with Super Bowl aspirations. 

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Jerry Jones at MetLife Stadium

Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 10, 2023, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

“They are, right now, probably the most likely team to go win the Super Bowl,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “But in order for them to get there, they’ve got to go by us. Hopefully, two times if that’s the way it falls in the playoffs, and we’re in the playoffs, of course.”

“But the bottom line is you’re playing the best. You don’t need the game to tell you that you’re playing the best, but you need the game to show you how you stack up against the best.”

The Cowboys are second in the NFL in total defense, allowing just 259.8 yards per game. 

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