Brock Purdy is the best player to ever play at Iowa State

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Seneca & Sage went on to play multiple seasons in the NFL. No one will ever break Troy’s records. Seneca was the only reason we were competitive in 2002. If you saw him play in person, you knew he was one of the most athletically talented people to ever wear cardinal and gold. Imagine what those guys could have done on an Alabama roster.

It’s still too early to crown Purdy, but yes- he will be one of the greats for sure.
 

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This is a case of recentism but it's intriguing.
Nothing against Jack Whitver, Lane Danielson and Hiawatha Rutland... but we will never know what Seneca would do with David Montgomery, Breece Hall, Hakeem Butler and Charlie Kolar. Not to mention Coach Heacock's defense.
Seneca had more interceptions than touchdown passes at Iowa State.

He only completed 55% of his passes as a senior and had 18 INTs to 15 TDs

This isn't recentism. Brock is like way better than Seneca was and it's really not even close
 

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Seneca had more interceptions than touchdown passes at Iowa State.

He only completed 55% of his passes as a senior and had 18 INTs to 15 TDs

This isn't recentism. Brock is like way better than Seneca was and it's really not even close
If we are talking stats then yes, Brock is way better and will blow them all away once he's done. He has so many better players around him to make plays.

If you put them on the same field with the same players? I'm not sure I can say 'Brock is quite a bit better than Seneca lol'. It's fun to imagine though.
 

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Seneca had more interceptions than touchdown passes at Iowa State.

He only completed 55% of his passes as a senior and had 18 INTs to 15 TDs

This isn't recentism. Brock is like way better than Seneca was and it's really not even close
Brock would have struggled with that offensive line and lack of running game.
 

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If we are talking stats then yes, Brock is way better and will blow them all away once he's done. He has so many better players around him to make plays.

If you put them on the same field with the same players? I'm not sure I can say 'Brock is quite a bit better than Seneca lol'. It's fun to imagine though.
Hard to disagree. Seneca turned the ball over a lot though. That translates IMO
 

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I won't argue for or against Brock at this stage in his career, but. . .

ISU QB records are/were absolute trash.
I agree that ISUs records were trash, but don't just compare what Purdy has done with our records. Went to through this with some iowa fans in the past, his single season passing yard record is top 5 at most schools and #1 at a lot as well. I probably looked up 50 schools when I was debating the Squawk. My point was to prove that he isn't just good by ISU standards.

I don't know if he is the best player, but he is the best QB in my opinion.
 

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If you put them on the same field with the same players? I'm not sure I can say 'Brock is quite a bit better than Seneca lol'. It's fun to imagine though.
That's like saying if Kirk Cousins played for the 2010 Saints he'd be a better QB. You only have what you have and your actions are shaped by those on your team. Any variable may change the way you approach preparation or execution.
 

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There may have been more athletic players, or better arms, or better stories, but pound-for-pound, looking at the body of work, #15 is the greatest to ever don the cardinal and gold. It was true before today and now it has been affirmed.
Nope
 

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Seneca was considered the best back up QB in the pros for a long time. If Brock brings home the B12 title we can talk.
I love Seneca. Have his jersey. Autographed football in a case. Trust me this isn't shade on Seneca. Brock is a better college QB though
 

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Brock is best QB we’ve had...and it’s not close really. Like others have said..Troy Davis(who I watched numerous times) was heisman finalist..twice. Him losing to Danny W is still biggest he is man joke in history..
 

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That's like saying if Kirk Cousins played for the 2010 Saints he'd be a better QB. You only have what you have and your actions are shaped by those on your team. Any variable may change the way you approach preparation or execution.
Kirk Cousins? that's about as random as it gets.
I'm afraid I don't believe college football (or high school) compares to the NFL so I can't agree with this analogy.