Since his return to practice, it seems that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy has thrown quite a lot of interceptions, but it doesn’t sound like head coach Kyle Shanahan is all that worried about it.
Brock Purdy has thrown 10 interceptions in 197 attempts during training camp so far, according to David Lombardi of The Athletic. It’s a pretty high total, but head coach Kyle Shanahan was not concerned about it during his press conference.
“You never want interceptions in any situation,” Shanahan said. “There’s never one answer. Each one’s different. But I definitely like having interceptions a lot more in practice than in games. And one thing Brock does is he lets it rip. He’s not worried about anything else. Especially not worried about people counting his interceptions at practice.”
Shanahan made it clear that the interceptions aren’t necessarily good, but that he’s happy with the aggressive approach Purdy seems to be taking.
“That doesn’t mean [interceptions] are all right,” Shanahan said. “But I do like him letting it rip and I like him learning from things that he can get away with, things he can’t get away with.”
We’ll have to see if Purdy can avoid these kind of turnovers once the season starts.