Many before them have come to the gambling paradise, which was once a Nevada frontier town, hoping to make a fortune. Now the 49ers seek to strike it rich in Sin City by capturing the NFL’s richest reward, and coach Kyle Shanahan has a strong hand as they face the defending champs, Kansas City.
The Chiefs may be looking to cement their dynasty with a third Super Bowl victory in five years (the first came against the 49ers in 2020), but San Francisco is considered a small favourite due to their star-studded roster.
They’re ready to hit the stage and shine on the Strip, despite the fact that ‘Mr Irrelevant’ isn’t a typical headline act moniker. Brock Purdy was asked if he plans on disappointing Taylor Swift and he wasted no time is giving a reply. He said “YES!”.
Brock Purdy was the 262nd and final choice in the 2022 NFL draft, so nothing was expected of him. That comes with the tag of ‘Mr Irrelevant’, but coach Shanahan quickly realized the quarterback was anything but.
San Francisco Chief Executive Jed York disclosed this week that during the 2022 training camp, Shanahan recognized Purdy, the 49ers’ third-string rookie, as the team’s top quarterback.
Purdy did not receive his chance until both Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance were hurt, but since taking over as starter in December 2022, he has won 21 of 26 games, demonstrating tremendous composure and inner confidence.