Brooke Purdy details tips from 49ers greats Joe Montana and Steve Young – NBC Sports Bay Area and California

Brooke Purdy details tips from 49ers greats Joe Montana and Steve Young – NBC Sports Bay Area and California

As the 49ers prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, quarterback Brock Purdy has a chance to join San Francisco legends Joe Montana and Steve Young as the franchise’s only play-callers to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Those are some big aspirations for Purdy to reach in his first full season as the 49ers’ starter — and he’s soaking up every bit of NFL greatness in his quest to do so.

“Just talking briefly with Joe, it was pretty simple in terms of (saying), ‘You’ve got a good team around you; Just review your reads and what (49ers coach) Kyle (Shanahan) is calling for. Trust Kyle,” Purdy told reporters in Las Vegas on Tuesday. “You don’t need to be this star or anything like that. You can go out and do your job, do it well, have a good team around you and you guys can win this “Method.”

“And then Steve and I just talked about our mindsets, you know, in the NFL, with all the stuff that’s going on out there, and being able to dig back into what you believe in and understand who you are, what your purpose is,” and then (Young) spoke to the team. About when you have an opportunity like this, you take it. You can’t let it slip away.

“There’s a lot of players in the NFL that don’t get opportunities to go to the Super Bowl and win, so it was like, ‘You’ve got to do what you can as a team when you have that (opportunity) to win.’ Take it.’ “

Purdy, despite his young career, has drawn comparisons to both Montana and Young thanks to his on-court intelligence and penchant for winning. Throughout their careers, Hall of Fame quarterbacks have seen the ebbs and flows of the NFL that Purdy has to deal with today.

The position is one that comes with a lot of scrutiny — something Montana and Young know all too well, as the two were involved in their own quarterback controversy during their playing days. As Purdy deals with the national attention that comes with being a center for the 49ers, it’s no surprise that Montana and Young have words of wisdom to share.

And Montana, who had his own star-studded staff during his time with the Red and Gold, knows a thing or two about how Purdy can take advantage of his talented roster.

Aside from their welcome advice, Montana and Young are responsible for the franchise’s five Super Bowl trophies… and Purdy hopes to add a sixth.

“What they’ve done for this organization, and the history, for me as a quarterback, obviously there are some big shoes to fill,” Purdy said Tuesday. “I’m not going to compare myself to them or anything, but they set the winning standard in this organization. You look at the 49er logo, and you think about success and Super Bowls because of those guys. …

“When you’re in their presence, you’re in the presence of greatness. They get the job done, so it definitely makes you think, ‘Let’s step it up and live up to the bar they set.'”

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