SANTA CLARA — Brock Purdy did not win his Super Bowl debut, but he did receive the 49ers’ greatest honor from his teammates, that being the Len Eshmont Award.
Purdy headlined the 49ers’ team-award winners that were announced Tuesday, two days after their championship dreams ended with a 25-22 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coaches awarded running back Christian McCaffrey the Bill Walsh Award. McCaffrey was named the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday, and an image of that is currently on display on Levi’s Stadium’s video billboards, along with Patrick Willis’ Pro Football Hall of Fame invitation.
Bobb McKittrick Award: Right tackle Colton McKivitz
Hazeltine Iron Man Award: Linebacker Fred Warner
Thomas Herrion Memorial Award: Safety Ji’Ayir Brown
Ed Block Courage Award: Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw
Perry/Yonamine Unity Award: Tight end George Kittle
Community Relations Service Awards: Linebacker Curtis Robinson and offensive lineman Ilm Manning. Also, general manager John Lynch’s wife, Linda Lynch, received the family award. The inaugural “position” group award was given to the linebackers.
NFL Salute to Service Award: George Kittle
Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee: Defensive tackle Arik Armstead
Garry Niver Award (as awarded by the Pro Football Writers of Association): Defensive end Nick Bosa