SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Rookie C.J. Beathard has gotten a fast lesson on how fleeting life could be within the NFL.
Simply two weeks after being given the prospect to point out whether or not he could possibly be the quarterback of the longer term in San Francisco, Beathard has been relegated to placeholder standing after the 49ers made an enormous commerce for Jimmy Garoppolo.
”Clearly I used to be somewhat shocked,” Beathard stated Wednesday. ”It’s my first time, I’m a rookie on this enterprise. It’s my first huge encounter with an enormous transfer being made. However, it’s superior. Jimmy is an effective man. It’s been good attending to know him already.”
Beathard stays within the beginning position for now as Garoppolo tries to rise up to hurry with a brand new offense after arriving Tuesday from New England following a commerce for a 2018 second-spherical decide.
Beathard will begin Sunday when the Niners (zero-eight) attempt to snap the longest season-opening dropping streak in franchise historical past once they host Arizona (three-four), whereas Garoppolo is doing his greatest to study the offense properly sufficient to be the backup. Coach Kyle Shanahan has given no timetable for when Garoppolo will take over however it might come after a Week eleven bye for San Francisco’s house recreation towards Seattle on Nov. 26.
”I can’t promise you guys that he gained’t play this week. I can’t promise you guys that he’ll play this yr,” Shanahan stated. ”I do know that we’ve a man that we’re enthusiastic about and I do know has the power to actually assist us and assist this staff sooner or later.”
Garoppolo is getting a crash course in Shanahan’s offense, which has utterly totally different terminology from what Garoppolo utilized in New England. Shanahan likened studying this offense to studying a overseas language and Garoppolo is spending additional time within the movie room and classroom with Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Wealthy Scangarello to rise up to hurry.
Beathard can also be doing what he can to assist Garoppolo whereas additionally getting ready for his third begin. Beathard instantly turned the skilled participant within the quarterback room when Brian Hoyer was launched following the commerce with extra profession passes than Garoppolo and higher information of the offense.
”I feel the most important factor is studying the playbook. It’s wordy,” Beathard stated. ”It’s sort of humorous as a result of a couple of weeks in the past it was me asking Brian, and now the position has modified. Now he’s asking me concerning the playbook as a result of I do know it higher than he does. Undoubtedly the most important factor is studying that, studying the verbiage, and the whole lot like that.”
Beathard hoped to show he might be the lengthy-time period starter in San Francisco when he took over the position from Hoyer two weeks in the past. The Niners had traded as much as take Beathard within the third spherical and Shanahan had stated that Beathard was the one quarterback he focused in that draft class.
Beathard has accomplished simply fifty two.7 % of his passes in his restricted time, averaging 5.9 yards per try with two touchdowns, three interceptions and a sixty five.2 passer score.
He has been sacked eleven occasions on his one hundred ten cross makes an attempt and hit on a number of others, with the Niners’ damage-riddled line giving him little time to succeed.
Shanahan stated he made some extent to inform Beathard as quickly because the commerce was made that the choice was not a mirrored image of how the group felt about him.
”This transfer has nothing to do with C.J. This transfer has to do with a duty to the group,” Shanahan stated. ”When issues come round, alternatives come round that may assist the group, you don’t hesitate on it. I’ve numerous confidence in C.J. Not at all has every little thing been good these final two and a half weeks that he’s performed, however I’ve been enthusiastic about a whole lot of issues that he has achieved. He has had some bumps within the street like first-time gamers could have and like plenty of veterans have, however I feel C.J. has proven loads of issues that we’re enthusiastic about.”
NOTES: WR Pierre Garcon (neck) didn’t apply however RT Trent Brown was a full participant after lacking final week’s recreation with a concussion. … The 49ers positioned DB Jimmie Ward on IR with a damaged arm. … San Francisco signed OL Bryce Harris to a one-yr deal and promoted CB Greg Mabin to the lively roster from the follow squad. … The Niners additionally signed DB Tyvis Powell to the apply squad.
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