In a league known for its extravagant lifestyles and lavish spending, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy is bucking the trend.
While many NFL players are quick to indulge in luxuries, Purdy has been making headlines for his remarkably frugal approach to life in the Bay Area.
Purdy signed a modest 4-year, $3,737,008 contract, which includes a relatively modest $77,008 signing bonus and $77,008 guaranteed.
What sets Purdy apart, however, is his keen financial awareness and his dedication to securing his future post-retirement.
Unlike some of his NFL peers who splurge on extravagant homes and high-end vehicles, Purdy is known to be penny-pinching, sharing living expenses by splitting rent with one of his offensive lineman teammates and driving a practical Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Purdy’s approach to financial planning is reminiscent of retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski, who famously accrued an estimated $70.63 million in gameday salaries during his career but opted to live off endorsement money during his playing days.
During a 2020 CNBC interview, Gronkowski explained his philosophy, saying:
“The whole point of saving throughout my NFL career was to be set for after football because you don’t know how long football will last.”
Purdy seems to share a similar sentiment.
The 49ers’ quarterback, who played college football at Iowa State, was selected with the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Purdy is currently in his second season with the San Francisco 49ers.