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Troy Aikman, Joe Buck poke fun at 49ers’ Brock Purdy for botched handoff on ‘Monday Night Football’

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Brock Purdy may want to go over the 49ers’ playbook one more time. 

San Francisco didn’t make many mistakes on “Monday Night Football”, thumping division rival Arizona 38-10 down in Mexico City. But the 49ers backup QB gave the broadcast crew a good chuckle on his mishap in the fourth quarter. 

With the game out of hand, Kyle Shanahan sent Purdy in to replace starter Jimmy Garoppolo. On his second play, the QB went to hand off the ball to running back Jordan Mason.

As he turned to his left, all he found was empty air. 

It gave the ESPN “MNF” crew a good chuckle, as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman poked fun at Purdy for the mix up. 

“(Purdy) needs to know which way to turn to hand off,” Aikman said through his laughter. 

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The rookie from Iowa State actually reacted and adjusted to the play quite well, scrambling forward for a gain of five yards. He ended his day with no pass attempts and added two QB kneels to the five-yard run to finish the game with three rushes for three yards. 

It was just the second appearance for Purdy, who was taken in the seventh round of the 2022 draft. He has served as Garoppolo’s backup for a majority of the season, getting the bump up the depth chart once Trey Lance went down in Week 2 with a season-ending ankle injury. 

Garoppolo and the San Francisco offense was humming down south of the border. The 49ers QB threw for 226 yards and four touchdowns, the third time he has torched the Cardinals for four scores in his career.

George Kittle had two touchdowns on four catches for 84 yards, while Brandon Aiyuk brought in two receptions, both for scores. Christian McCaffrey recorded 106 total yards and Deebo Samuel had 94 combined through the air and on the ground, adding a 37-yard rushing TD as well. 

While Garoppolo and Co. can relax on the plane ride back to California, it may be worth it for Purdy to review the offensive plays as his in-flight entertainment. 


Credit: sportingnews.com

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