Purdy goes from ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ to brink of Super Bowl


              San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy speaks at a news conference after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
            
              FILE - Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy gets picked as Mr. Irrelevant by the San Francisco 49ers as the 262nd and last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Las Vegas. With one more win for the 49ers, Purdy will be the first rookie QB to start in a Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)
            
              San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
            
              San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) runs against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Dorance Armstrong (92) during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Purdy goes from ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ to brink of Super Bowl