49ers bench Brian Hoyer for C.J. Beathard

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The 49ers are getting a good look at the guy who may be their quarterback next year.

But they’ve already seen enough of this year’s starter.

The 49ers just replaced quarterback Brian Hoyer after another ineffective start. The 49ers are 0-5 and trailing Kirk Cousins and Washington 14-0. And Hoyer’s doing nothing to change either of those facts.

Hoyer was 4-of-11 for 34 yards today, and that led them to the hook. It’s unclear whether this is a permanent move, but Hoyer’s been, well, Hoyer so far this year.

So they might as well look at the other guy, C.J. Beathard, their third-round pick from Iowa.

8 responses to “49ers bench Brian Hoyer for C.J. Beathard

  1. But wait a minute, John Lynch, was a genius for not taking a starting caliber QB in the draft. Still a poorly managed team with no direction. That’s the reality.

  2. The 49ers are essentially a Triple A team at this point. Fans deserve better than this ongoing trainwreck.

  3. I’d hardly blame the 49ers struggles on “Hoyer being Hoyer”. There are many worse QBs in the league and he has 18 more TDs than INTs for his career. It’s more about the complete lack of talent around him thanks to an incompetent owner and terrible personnel moves. That being said, they’re 0-5 and need to see what they have in C.J. Beathard.

  4. jhorton83 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm
    I’d hardly blame the 49ers struggles on “Hoyer being Hoyer”. There are many worse QBs in the league and he has 18 more TDs than INTs for his career.

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    Agreed. I bet most people would be surprised to know that coming into this season, he also had a winning record as a starting qb on mostly terrible teams. He’s certainly not the long term answer at qb, but he’s not the primary problem either. At 0-5 heading for 0-6, it’s not about this season, it’s about evaluating every position on the 53 man roster, including the backup qb. Nothing to lose by playing Beathard at this point.

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