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Donte Whitner says Brock Purdy could be second coming of Tom Brady

© Cary Edmondson | 2022 Dec 11

Donte Whitner loves to give hot takes, and he gave a doozy this week before the 49ers take on the Eagles in the NFC championship

“Hear me out, hear me out,” Whitner said on the latest edition of “Hitner’s Hot Take.” “Brock Purdy is the second coming of Tom Brady.

“Now, listen to me. If Brock Purdy takes the 49ers to the championship and ultimately brings the Lombardi back to the Bay Area, I think that we can go ahead and crown him as the starter for the 49ers for the next decade.”

That’s pretty wild, even for a hot take. It would of course mean that Purdy wins the Super Bowl as a rookie seventh rounder, something that no quarterback in NFL history has ever done. Brady was sixth-rounder and did replace an injured starter, same as Purdy, so there are some similarities.

“Think back to when Tom Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe — $100 million contract,” Whitner continued. “Now, it’s going to be Brock Purdy replacing Trey Lance, the No. 3 pick.

“But it’s all predicated on these next two ball games. Brock Purdy is the second coming of Tom Brady.”

No pressure kid, just need to win seven rings before you hang them up.


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