49ers’ Mr. Irrelevant heads into NFC Championship Game with wild NFL playoff record

When the San Francisco 49ers lost quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a broken foot in Week 13, most assumed the Niners' Super Bowl aspirations were over.
Coupled with Trey Lance’s season-ending ankle injury in Week 2, San Francisco was forced to turn to its third-string quarterback, a seventh-round pick out of Iowa State.
Irrelevant," due to being the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft , Brock Purdy has done more than just keep San Francisco afloat.
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In two playoff starts, Purdy is 37-59 for 546 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
The 59 postseason pass attempts are the most by a rookie without an interception in the history of the NFL, according to ESPN.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM"Yes, he’s been unbelievable with that," Shanahan said in his Monday conference call with reporters, via NBC Sports.
Purdy will become just the fifth rookie quarterback to start a conference championship game as he looks to become the first rookie QB to start in the Super Bowl .
"Right now, I’m still focused in a sense with just the game and what we could have done to be better," Purdy said after beating the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
"But yeah, it’s pretty cool to see the clock at zero, and then you see the Niners over the Cowboys.
That’s pretty sweet in the playoffs.
So definitely, credit to the coaching staff in getting us right all week.