The San Francisco 49ers have one of the best offensive linemen in Trent Williams. Also, the 49ers don’t have a great offensive line.
These two statements are not mutually exclusive.
According to PFF, Brock Purdy has been under pressure on 39% of dropbacks this season. Not awful, but well above league average.
Purdy and the 49ers are still excellent against the blitz, leading the league wth a 0.42 EPA/play against the blitz per Sumer Sports. However, PFF notes that Purdy’s turnover-worthy play rate spikes when under pressure.
McKivitz and the rest of the line will be crucial to keeping San Francisco in this game, because Kansas City will be at the second-year quarterback’s throat. The Chiefs defense is one of the best in the league at getting to the quarterback.
Their 29.2% pressure rate and 31.7% blitz rate ranked second and sixth in the league, respectively, per Sumer Sports.
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