Report: 49ers like C.J. Beathard, won’t add high-profile QB
The San Francisco 49ers were one of the most talked about teams heading into the 2018 NFL season with Jimmy Garoppolo leading the way. They were mentioned as a potential sleeper contender in the NFC, but things took a major turn for the worse last week when Garoppolo went down with a season-ending torn ACL.
Moving forward, the 49ers will be operating their offense with second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard leading the way. There have been rumors that they could consider trading for another quarterback, but it does not appear that they are considering that option at this point in time.
According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers are not going to go out looking to acquire a new quarterback and will instead stick with Beathard.
Beathard is an intriguing quarterback and has shown flashes of big potential for the 49ers. In seven games last season for San Francisco, he completed 54.9 percent of his pass attempts for 1,430 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.
As previously noted by Clutch Points, Beathard is confident that he will be much better in his second NFL season.
“It’s Year 2 for me in this offense. With any extra time doing something, the better you get at it. I’m definitely understanding more of the whys, why certain things happen, why we think this guy will be open, why we attack certain things versus certain coverages. There’s nothing you can do to simulate those reps in practice. The only way you can do it is by going out there and actually getting those game-time reps.”
Beathard will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders. The 49ers are no longer being talked about as a contender, but that could change of Beathard can step in and play well without turning the football over.
San Francisco will have their first chance to see what Beathard can do this afternoon on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.