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“God has a plan for everybody,” says 49ers unlikely Super Bowl quarterback


49ers quarterback Brock Purdy speaking with media and fans Associated Press/Photo by Matt York

“God has a plan for everybody,” says 49ers unlikely Super Bowl quarterback

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers met with fans and reporters at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday to kick off Super Bowl LVIII. Asked about the 16 quarterbacks picked ahead of him in the 2022 draft class, San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Brock Purdy said, “I’m a believer that God has a plan for everybody and I fell last for a reason.” The event was the teams’ only public appearance before Sunday’s game. It’s the second time in four years the Chiefs and the 49ers will face off at a Super Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday.

Who is performing? Country legend Reba McEntire will sing the national anthem and rapper Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful.” Grammy-winning singer Andra Day will also perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before kickoff. The NFL also has rhythm and blues icon Usher headlining the game’s half-time show. Usher has not disclosed if any guest artists will join him onstage, but told Vogue he’s planning to “have R&B take the main stage.”

Will Taylor Swift be there? The pop star is expected to attend the game, despite performing a stadium show in Japan the night before. Swift began dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in September and has since appeared at several Chiefs games. The Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. released a statement confirming that Swift should “comfortably” make it to the game if she leaves after performing her show, despite the 17-hour time difference and the 12-hour flight.

Dig deeper: Read Erick Erickson’s report on political conspiracy theories surrounding the Kelce-Swift romance.


Christina Grube

Christina Grube is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.


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