Purdy, Lawrence and Jones have memorable NFL playoff debuts

A trio of NFL playoff quarterback newcomers provided some memorable playoff moments.

Brock Purdy, Trevor Lawrence and Daniel Jones all earned their first career playoff starts with performances for the history books. It was the first time since the 2017 season that three QBs had won in their first playoff starts in the same postseason.

Purdy started the weekend for San Francisco throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns and running for another score in a 41-23 win over Seattle on Saturday.

Purdy became the first rookie quarterback to score four touchdowns in a playoff game by becoming the first rookie QB to earn a playoff start since Russell Wilson in 2012.

Picked 262nd in the draft as “Mr. Irrelevant,” Purdy was the lowest-drafted rookie quarterback to earn a playoff start, moving up 110 spots after TJ Yates, who won for Houston in 2011.

The only rookie QBs to throw for more yards in a playoff game than Purdy are Wilson, who threw for 385 yards against Atlanta in his second postseason start in 2012, and Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh, who had 335 in his first playoff start against Chicago. in 1937.

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