Purdy joins elite 49ers QB company for longest two-TD streak originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The 49ers' second-year quarterback threw two early touchdown passes in the first half of the contest, extending his streak of throwing two or more touchdown passes to seven games.
Aiyuk brings in the first 49ers’ touchdown of the season 🔥
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) September 10, 2023
With the two TDs on Sunday, Purdy tied 49ers legends Steve Young and Joe Montana for the longest streak with at least a pair of touchdowns.
He needs one more two-touchdown game to tie Jeff Garcia and two more to lead the list.
Longest regular season streak w/ 2+ TD passes for #49ers QB since merger:
Jeff Garcia 8 in 2001
Brock Purdy 7 from 2022-present
Steve Young 7 in 1998
Joe Montana 7 in 1981-82
— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 10, 2023
Purdy's rookie uprise began in Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins last season. He led the 49ers to eight straight wins before San Francisco's heartbreaking NFC Championship Game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Many questioned if the young quarterback's success would carry over into the new season, and so far, Purdy's holding up just fine. It's still early, of course, but it didn't take long for the 23-year-old to already find himself in some elite company.