“He makes decisions really quickly,” Lynch told NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco on the latest episode of “49ers Game Plan.” “I think Kyle’s going to put a lot on quarterbacks in terms of a lot of information, even calling the plays. There’s a lot of verbiage to him.
“Brock can handle all those things. He’s always going to be prepared.”
Purdy took over for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo In Week 13, the team contributed greatly to a hard-fought victory against the Miami Dolphins. On Sunday, he led a 35-7 victory over the opposition. Tampa Bay Buccaneers In his first NFL game.
Lynch said there’s plenty that stood out about Purdy during those two games, like his “composure,” “toughness” and “athleticism.”
But there was one trait that the 49ers weren’t expecting.
“I think the playmaking ability probably has surprised us more than anything,” Lynch continued. “And that’s in rhythm, that’s also extending and creating plays downfield.
“I think that’s why … He can match wits with Kyle, he can hang with him. And that’s tough to do.”
Purdy himself has already told reporters he’s ready for the “hostile” environment Seattle
And based on everything Lynch has seen from the 22-year-old so far, he knows Purdy can handle the decibel-shattering noise on the Seahawks’ turf.
“There’s a lot of challenges,” Lynch said. “I mean, it’s probably the loudest place in football to go play … We know what we’re going to get from them. That’s a challenge for any player, let alone a rookie quarterback. So, Brock knows what he’s in for, and if not, he’ll figure it out Thursday night.
“I just think he’s been ready for every challenge, and I believe he’ll be ready for this one.”
If Purdy has proven anything during his time as QB1 so far, it’s that he isn’t your average rookie.
And he’ll certainly look to do so once again against the Seahawks.