C.J. Beathard has earned the trust of his teammates on the 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers were pushed into to some major changes at the quarterback position after Jimmy Garoppolo was forced to miss the rest of the season due to suffering a torn ACL. C.J. Beathard had to step up to the plate.
The second-year Beathard was thrown into the starting role where he been highly relied upon. Despite the 49ers coming up just short on Monday night against the Green Bay Packers, several of teammates have voiced confidence in him to get the job done, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.
C.J. Beathard had put together a strong game that saw him put his team in the position to potentially win on the road after completing 16-of-23 passes for 245 yards with a pair of touchdowns. This saw him connect with some deep throws down the field with wide receiver Marquise Goodwin for a pair of touchdowns that put the 49ers on top for much of the contest.
However, it was the mistakes late in the fourth quarter that wound up going against him and San Franciso as he threw an interception with just over a minute left in the contest on another deep pass that was intended for Goodwin but was intercepted by Kevin King on the 10-yard line with the game tied. Things had looked like it was swaying in their direction, but a costly throw put those chances to bed.
It could also be pointed to the defensive lapse that the 49ers had on the last drive by the Packers as they had them off the field after defensive end DeForest Buckner sacked Rodgers on third down but a defensive holding call on Richard Sherman negated that. This opened the door to the Packers moving down the field on some impressive throws from the former two-time league MVP. Ultimately, it appears that San Francisco is confident that C.J. Beathard can continue to put the team in the position to win where he will get another chance at home in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams.