San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy splits opinion. Some believe he's a game-manager and a product of Kyle Shanahan's system. Others believe the opposite. It doesn't matter for the Green Bay Packers because his numbers do the talking.
The former seventh-round pick is having an excellent season, having completed 69.4 percent of his passes for 4,280 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, with a league-best 113.0 passer rating.
But it hasn't been perfect. Purdy struggled during a three-game losing run, throwing three touchdowns and five picks. He then had a career-worst performance in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens, throwing for 255 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions, with a passer rating of 42.6.
Can the Packers learn from those bad performances? Devonte Wyatt thinks he has the answer.
Packers' Devonte Wyatt makes disrespectful comments about Brock Purdy
The Packers don't need to talk trash. They are underdogs in this game. It's fine to be confident, but they should let their play do the talking. Packers second-year defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt took a shot at Purdy ahead of their divisional-round matchup.
"When D-linemen just get pressure into him, he's always throwing off or it's behind them or it's overthrown or short," said Wyatt, per The Athletic's Matt Schneidman. "When you get pressure on him, it's a guarantee we'll get a turnover."
As Schneidman noted, Purdy led the league in passer rating when pressured this season, so Wyatt's comments don't exactly hold up.
There's also little to gain from saying it. It proves nothing and will only add more bulletin board material for the Niners, not that they should need it in a playoff game.
The Packers have a pass rush capable of disrupting any quarterback, including Purdy. But there's no need for Wyatt to publicly make disrespectful comments like that. San Francisco players have had nothing but praise for Jordan Love and Green Bay this week.
Not only were Wyatt's comments unnecessary, but based on the numbers, they were also incorrect.