San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy isn’t the flashiest guy in the world, and that detail remains true with his day-to-day car.
Unlike Travis Kelce, his pre-game outfits don’t break the internet. He isn’t going to be seen out celebrating a big victory with his teammates at 3 AM. And, to the surprise of no one who knows what he’s all about, the car he drives every day isn’t anything crazy.
What kind of car does Brock Purdy drive? A Toyota Sequoia. For perspective, a new 2024 model starts at $73,465. It’s not a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, but it’ll get you to the practice fields and back.
Brock Purdy’s Car Choice Isn’t Surprising
When you look at the bigger picture, it’s not surprising to see why Purdy isn’t driving around in a car that carries a heftier price tag.
Purdy splits rent with a teammate, an offensive lineman. He is also still playing under his rookie contract after being the final pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. This places his salary at $870,000 for the current year. For comparison, the Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, a two-time Super Bowl champion, has an annual salary of $45 million.
Sure, Purdy’s earnings may seem substantial to many. But the short-lived nature of NFL careers, as evidenced by Purdy’s own experience with a career-threatening elbow ligament tear during a playoff game last year, is always lingering in the back of player’s minds.
San Francisco Ain’t Cheap Living, Either
The challenge of sustaining a comfortable lifestyle is further amplified by the high cost of living in San Francisco, where Purdy plays. The city ranks as the third most expensive in the U.S., potentially influencing Purdy’s decision to share living expenses with a teammate. And to drive a Toyota Sequoia.
The median monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment or condo in San Francisco? That’ll run you $2,993, a staggering 137% higher than the national median. Purdy’s lifestyle reflects a grounded perspective on his career and personal life.
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