4:18 PM EDT, Thu October 19, 2017

Analyzing 49ers’ approach on quarterbacks

The 49ers’ placeholder quarterback already has lost his place in the starting lineup. And the team’s decision to wait to draft quarterback isn’t looking quite as brilliant. Given the series of logical moves the 49ers made with mess they inherited, general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan largely have avoided criticism during a massive rebuild that has started with an 0-6 record. However, their initial moves at the NFL’s most important position merit scrutiny. On Sunday, Brian Hoyer, Shanahan’s...

49ers sticking with rookie C.J. Beathard to start rest of 2017 season

SANTA CLARA — Rookie C.J. Beathard will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday at his press conference. Beathard replaced Brian Hoyer as the starter with 6:39 left in the second quarter during the 49ers’ 26-24 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. At that point in the game, the 49ers were trailing 17-0. “I could see the way the game...

49ers vs. Washington: S.F. game grades

Offense QB C.J. Beathard provided a spark for an attack that began in neutral and stayed there under Brian Hoyer. Beathard did throw several near-picks, but flashed command and some big-play ability after entering with his team down 14-0 on the road. The protection was leaky, allowing three sacks and 10 QB hits, and there were at least three drops. Defense Same old story: The run defense was stout (2.8 yards a carry), but the secondary was exposed partly because there wasn’t enough pressure (one sack)...
FOX Sports Oct 15, 2017
49ers are 1st NFL team to lose 5 games in row by 3 or fewer

49ers are 1st NFL team to lose 5 games in row by 3 or fewer

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Benching QB Brian Hoyer for rookie C.J. Beathard gave the San Francisco 49ers a lift - just enough to make their latest loss another close one, making them the first team in NFL history to fall by three points or fewer in five consecutive games.
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 15, 2017

49ers Sticking With C.J. Beathard As Starting QB

Following Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan announced that rookie C.J. Beathard is the team’s new starting quarterback, per Matt Barrows. This probably isn’t much of a surprise, considering that Brian Hoyer has been largely ineffective this year and Beathard managed to bring the 49ers back and nearly give them a shot at … The post 49ers Sticking With C.J. Beathard As Starting QB appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.

QB Beathard provides a spark in 49ers’ latest narrow loss

LANDOVER, Md. - It’s possible that Kirk Cousins is the 49ers’ quarterback of the future, but this can be said with certainty about the franchise’s unsettled position: Brian Hoyer is their quarterback of the recent past. What about C.J. Beathard? Well, let’s just wait and see. On Sunday, as Cousins was leading Washington to a 26-24 win over the 49ers at FedEx Field, Hoyer, 31, was benched midway through the second quarter and replaced by Beathard, a rookie third-round pick who provided a spark. After Beathard entered, the 49ers erased...
Sacramento Bee Oct 15, 2017

Hoyer gets hook, 49ers turn to rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard

An ineffective Brian Hoyer was pulled from Sunday’s game in the second quarter in favor of rookie C.J. Beathard, who made his first-ever NFL regular-season throws before halftime. Hoyer has …

Brian Hoyer: “We know how close we are.”

Brian Hoyer discusses last week's game against the Colts, and the 49ers' upcoming matchup with the Redskins

49ers’ move toward youth: substitutions for Carlos Hyde, NaVorro Bowman

Even though more than half the 49ers’ roster is 25 or younger, San Francisco has relied on its older players this season, particularly on offense. Quarterback Brian Hoyer and leading receiver Pierre Garcon are 31. Kicker Robbie Gould, in his 13th year, is 34 and leading the team in scoring. But after Sunday’s 26-23, overtime loss at Indianapolis, a youth movement could be taking hold for the 49ers, at least in the backfield. Running back Carlos Hyde, the team’s 2014 second-round pick and leading rusher the past two seasons, sat out...

Game grades for 49ers in Indianapolis

Offense If only they’d awoken from their prolonged slumber at some point during the game’s first 50 minutes. Their struggles put the 49ers in a 14-point hole before Brian Hoyer decided to end questions about his job security, for the moment, with TD passes on the final two drives of regulation. They didn’t have a turnover and surrendered just two sacks, but averaged just 3.0 yards a carry. Defense In contrast to their offensive counterparts, the defensive players collapsed after a strong start....
Sacramento Bee Oct 8, 2017

49ers offense looks fantastic -- but only in one short spurt

Deep throws to Marquise Goodwin, mis-direction plays to the tight end, precision passes from Brian Hoyer -- for two drives on Sunday, the 49ers' offense looked as sharp as it …
Sacramento Bee Oct 8, 2017

Report card: 49ers find new, excrutiating way to lose

Offense: Brian Hoyer finished regulation time on fire, including big fourth-quarter throws to Marquise Goodwin and rookie tight end George Kittle, both of which set up touchdowns. But he and …
Stampede Blue Oct 5, 2017
Film Room: Colts Need Discipline Against Hoyer in Shanahan’s System

Film Room: Colts Need Discipline Against Hoyer in Shanahan’s System

The Indianapolis Colts and their fans will enjoy a full weekend of celebrating the great Peyton Manning as his statue in unveiled Saturday, and his jersey retired Sunday. But, the Colts have a game to play and despite entering as slight favorites, make no mistake about it that they’ll have their hands full. The San Francisco 49ers have upgraded their coaching situation, some talent and have brought in Kyle Shanahan’s scheme and some pieces to get the transition moving in the right direction towards the future. Brian Hoyer isn’t exactly what you’d call an elite at the quarterback...
East Bay Times Oct 5, 2017
Fantasy Man: Dealing with injuries, exploiting the Patriots defense and how Brian Hoyer can’t play jazz

Fantasy Man: Dealing with injuries, exploiting the Patriots defense and how Brian Hoyer can’t play jazz

Several marquee fantasy players were injured this week, which prompted certain basement-dwelling rodents to tweet derogatory messages at the fallen athletes

Kyle Shanahan not worried about 49ers’ ability to protect QB

Kyle Shanahan, Brian Hoyer and Daniel Kilgore discuss the 49ers pass protection.

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