Brock Purdy’s QB brother flips to Nevada from San Jose State after coaching change

Brock Purdy’s QB brother flips to Nevada from San Jose State after coaching change

The brother of Brock Purdy is still coming west, but not far enough to be in the same area code as the 49ers’ quarterback.

Chubba Purdy, an occasional starter at Nebraska who entered the transfer portal and initially committed to San Jose State, will instead continue his college career at Nevada. Purdy made the announcement on X (formerly known as Twitter) Monday.

The younger Purdy made a similar announcement on Jan. 14 about coming to San Jose State, but that was before Spartans’ head coach Brent Brennan left to become the coach at Arizona.

Following the 49ers’ 24-21 win over Green Bay in a divisoinal playoff game Saturday night, Brock Purdy hinted a change was in the air regarding the initial commitment to San Jose State.

“Obviously there was a lot of the whole coaching turnover thing that just happened with the head coach going to Arizona,” Purdy said. “I don’t know. He’s feeling it out still. He’s got some decisions to make. I’m really excited for him and happy for him either way. But yeah, if he can be in the Bay, that’d be pretty sweet to have my brother here.”

Blessed to be committing to The University of Nevada!

— Chubba Purdy (@chubbapurdy) January 22, 2024

Chubba Purdy’s initial post announcing he was coming to San Jose State has been deleted.

Purdy spent two seasons at Nebraska after initially playing at Florida State. He has two years of eligibility remaining after completing 53 of 105 passes for 529 yards in 12 games in 2022-23 for the Cornhuskers.

After succeeding his brother as the quarterback at Perry High in Gilbert, Arizona, Chubba Purdy was highly recruited and initially committed to Louisville before switching to Florida State.

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At Nevada, Chubba Purdy joins a Mountain West Conference team that was 2-10 under second-year coach Ken Wilson and 2-6 in conference.

San Jose State has hired Ken Niumatalolo as its head coach. Niumatalolo was previously the head coach at Navy, where he was 108-83 in 15 seasons. Although he ran a triple option running attack at Navy, Niumatalolo reportedly is hiring an offensive coordinator who will install a passing-running offense with more balance.