Brock Purdy made his first career start on Sunday against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft guided the team to a 35-7 victory.
Purdy’s big first half boosted the 49ers’ scoring. He had three touchdowns, two passing and one rushing, as San Francisco got off to a 28-0 lead. San Francisco didn’t really need much from there as they opened the second half with a 38-yard rushing touchdown from Christian McCaffrey.
The defense then turned up a notch. Brady would get a touchdown pass to Russell Gage in the third quarter, but there was no real hope for a comeback.
Brock Purdy’s first half stats in his first career start:
🔺 14/18 Comp/Att
🔺 185 Pass Yards
🔺 3 Total TD
🔺 Leading Brady and the Bucs 28-0 pic.twitter.com/pe3fhewZ3n
— ESPN (@espn) December 11, 2022
Brock Purdy is DEALING.
He’s got 2 TD passes and a TD rush in the first half.
The 49ers are smashing the Bucs 28-0.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 11, 2022