C.J. Beathard will start for 49ers on Sunday

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To no one’s surprise, Kyle Shanahan announced that C.J. Beathard will start at quarterback for the 49ers on Sunday against the Seahawks. The rookie earned that in the 49ers’ most recent game, completing 19 of 25 passes for 288 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a 31-21 victory over the Giants.

It means, though, that Jimmy Garoppolo‘s wait for his 49ers’ debut continues.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the Patriots on Oct. 30, and General Manager John Lynch reiterated again Tuesday that the team won’t rush him into the lineup.

6 responses to “C.J. Beathard will start for 49ers on Sunday

  1. This makes sense. Beathard is coming off a big win. It’s their only win this new regime has experienced. Now isn’t the time to send him to the bench. They play Seattle. It’s likely that Seattle is going to beat the 49ers. It would be better to bench Beathard after a loss. After the Seahawks they play the Bears and the Texans. Those are winnable games. So if they put Garoppolo in after a loss to Seattle, and he goes on to win his first two games, the 49ers and their fans will have high hopes going forward.

  2. .
    At this point Garopollo needs practice time more than game time. Things will run smoother if Jimmy G knows the system and Shanahan has good idea of his strengths and weaknesses.

  3. Makes sense, he’s been competent, which is saying something in today’s NFL, especially after the Peterman-project. If he shows well they could potentially recoup a draft pick back for him, which would offset some of the cost for the future, Jimmy Garoppolo.

    The people pining for GAroppolo to play now are nuts. It’s not like he’s a WR with one route to run, he has to know the entire offense, and if he doesn’t, will look and play terribly. Garoppolo is a better talent than Matt Ryan, and we saw what Ryan does with and without Kyle Shanahan. 49’ers are playing this correctly by setting him up for success and not failure.

  4. It takes awhile to learn an offense where you have to look down the field instead of one where you look for a 2 yard pass.

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