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Former 49ers cornerback and current analyst Richard Sherman speaks after an NFL game Nov. 17 at Lambeau Field. Before Thursday’s 49ers-Seahawks game, Sherman used a variety of metaphors to call 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy a system quarterback.

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Before Thursday night’s Seahawks-49ers game, Richard Sherman dug deep into his metaphorical bag to name Brock Purdy as the starting quarterback.

Amazon’s pregame streaming show discussed Purdy’s ceiling as he leads the Niners’ offense for the rest of the season. Sherman, who played for both teams in a storied NFL career, spoke after retired tight end Andrew Whitworth talked about how Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers “managed to plan it and not put pressure on him all the time to be that guy “. Purdy.

“That was exactly the point I was going to make. he doesn’t have to be that guy. He’s out here bowling bumpers,” Sherman said. “You’re talking about George Keatle, Brandon Ayuk, Trent Williams. he doesn’t have to come out here and put the team on his back. He just has to be a passenger of this train. The conductor is Kyle Shanahan. It’s going to be a beautiful thing.”

Purdy has so much help, apparently, pointing it out just isn’t going to cut it.

So far, things have been pretty in Purdy’s two games under center, and while it helps to have an elite defense and a cadre of offensive weapons, he’s still showing flashes of talent on the field.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, a fellow Amazon analyst and former NFL employee, asked if Sherman even lets his kids sit in the bowl with the bumpers. The former legion of boomers answered with a resounding no.


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