Is Brock Purdy the NFL’s best bargain? How quickly 31 QBs earned his pay

Brock Purdy has gone
from the 262nd and final pick of the 2022 NFL draft to No. 1 quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers to a starter in Super Bowl LVIII.

The 49ers have a record of 17-4 (21-5 including playoffs) since he took over the starting quarterback job
in Week 14 last season, and he ranked first in the NFL with a QBR of 72.7 during the regular season. Purdy is arguably the NFL’s best value — at $870,000, his 2023 total cash compensation (salary
plus bonuses) was tied for last among Week 1 QB starters.

How many game minutes did it take for the 31 other starting QBs with the majority of Week 1
snaps (so Aaron Rodgers and Kyler Murray are not included) to
match Purdy’s earnings? Find out below.

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Minutes to match Purdy’s 2023 $

QBS THAT MATCH PURDY’S MONEY IN

LESS THAN 1 GAME

Lamar Jackson

Patrick Mahomes

The Chiefs and Mahomes restructured
his agreement, giving him $210.6 million between 2023 and 2026, the most money in NFL
history over a four-season span.

Daniel Jones

Deshaun Watson

Fully guaranteed deals — like Watson’s five-year, $230 million
contract — remain
rare in the NFL.

Joe Burrow

Dak Prescott

Derek Carr

Kirk Cousins

Josh Allen

Russell Wilson

Geno Smith

After signing a three-year contract in May that could be worth up to
$105 million, Smith said he wasn’t
changing his mindset. “It’s still year by year,” Smith said at the time. “I’ve got to look
at it like that.”

Matthew Stafford

Ryan Tannehill

Jared Goff

Bryce Young

Jimmy Garoppolo

Jalen Hurts

C.J. Stroud

Anthony Richardson

Justin Herbert

QBS THAT MATCH PURDY’S MONEY IN

1-10 games

Jordan Love

Instead of picking up Love’s fifth-year option, the Packers tacked
on another season with a one-year, $22.5 million extension through the 2024 season.

Tua Tagovailoa

Tagovailoa hopes to join fellow 2020 draftees Hurts, Burrow and Herbert
with a big extension. The Dolphins picked
up his fifth-year option worth $23.4 million in March.

Trevor Lawrence

Baker Mayfield

Zach Wilson

Justin Fields

Mac Jones

Joshua Dobbs

The Cardinals started Dobbs (later dealt to the Vikings) with Kyler Murray still healing from a torn
ACL. Murray’s cap hit will skyrocket next season from $16 million to $51.8 million.

QBS THAT MATCH PURDY’S MONEY IN

more than 10 games

Kenny Pickett

Desmond Ridder

Sam Howell