Brock Purdy posts perfect passer rating in 49ers win - ESPN
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Roughly 30 minutes after becoming the first San Francisco 49ers quarterback in history to attempt 20 or more passes and post a perfect 158.3 passer rating in the same game, Brock Purdy had multiple thoughts.
First, Purdy was proud to etch his name in the record book and have it said along with Joe Montana, who is the only other Niners starter with at least 10 attempts to have a perfect passer rating, a feat he accomplished in 1989. Second, Purdy pointed out that just because the passer rating goes no higher doesn't mean he believes it was a «perfect» game.
Third, Purdy deflected credit to his teammates and coaches for their hand in his performance during San Francisco's 27-13 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
«What an honor,» Purdy said. «But at the same time, I feel like there's still some plays and stuff that I wish I had back. So, I'm not completely content with just that but I thought it was a great game with the guys around me, the coaching and the play calling, all of it. I think that's a testament to the team, really.»
Five minutes later, Purdy was asked if passer rating is a tool he and his fellow quarterbacks use to judge their play.
«I still don't even really know what it means,» said Purdy, a grin creeping across his face.
What it meant for the Niners on Sunday was a second consecutive victory that moved them further away from the three-game losing streak that ruined their October and elevated them to 7-3 with a one-game lead in the NFC West division. For Purdy, it might have been his best game yet in a season where that claim has already been made on multiple occasions.
Making his 18th career start nearly a year after making his first NFL start against these same Bucs, Purdy and