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C.J. Beathard | Quarterback | #3

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (104) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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C.J. Beathard (knee, hip) returned to 49ers practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session.
Beathard should be healthy enough to back up Jimmy Garoppolo in Chicago. His fantasy moment in the sun has come and gone. Thu, Nov 30, 2017 08:18:00 PM

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49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects C.J. Beathard (knee, hip) to be healthy enough to back up Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 13.

Beathard didn't practice Wednesday, but could return later in the week. Both of his injuries are minor. Beathard should be active as the No. 2 quarterback against Chicago.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 04:54:00 PM

Coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard suffered a knee contusion and hip strain late in the Week 12 loss to the Seahawks.

Per Shanahan, it's not a long-term issue, and the 49ers will make a decision on Wednesday who will start Week 13 against the Bears. Jimmy Garoppolo threw a late touchdown versus Seattle and could easily get the nod.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 07:19:00 PM

C.J. Beathard said he thinks he avoided any ligament damage to his knee in the 49ers' Week 12 loss to the Seahawks.

Beathard was forced from the game extremely late with a left leg injury. The quarterback thinks he could be dealing with just a bruise, an opinion shared by coach Kyle Shanahan. Even if Beathard's injury is minor, it is not a lock he continues to start ahead of Jimmy Garoppolo following a 201/0/1 performance against Seattle. Predictably, Shanahan said he has yet to make a decision on his Week 13 starter.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 08:30:00 PM

Coach Kyle Shanahan announced C.J. Beathard will start Week 12 against the Seahawks.

After getting their first win of the season last time out against the Giants, Shanahan will give Beathard another game under center coming out of the bye, and Jimmy Garoppolo will continue to have to wait his turn with his new team. We'd still expect to see Garoppolo before the season is over. Beathard has managed back-to-back top-12 fantasy finishes and is on the streaming radar once again at home against an overrated defense missing several key components.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 03:52:00 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 19-of-25 passes for 288 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the 49ers' 31-21, Week 10 win over the Giants, adding two rushes for 18 yards and an additional score.

Beathard poured it on the most pathetic team in the league as the 49ers finally notched their first victory of 2017. Beathard was routinely throwing to players left completely wide open, including on his 83-yard touchdown to Marquise Goodwin. Goodwin simply ran right by Janoris Jenkins in Jenkins' first week back from suspension. Score No. 2 was a 47-yarder to Garrett Celek. Beathard delivered a seed to Celek in traffic, who found the edge and then evaded an embarrassing "tackle attempt" from, you guessed it, Jenkins. Beathard's pick, humorously, came on a screen, though it was more of a good play by Oliver Vernon than bad play by Beathard. The rookie quarterback now has rushing touchdowns in three of his past four games. With the 49ers heading on bye for Week 11, it's possible they return with Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting QB.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:22:00 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed C.J. Beathard will start Week 10 against the Giants.

The 49ers didn't rule out a move to Jimmy Garoppolo this week, but will stay with Beathard for at least one more game. Beathard hasn't shown much over his last four appearances, averaging just 236 yards with a 2:4 TD/INT ratio. Garoppolo is likely to take over for Beathard after San Francisco's Week 11 bye.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 04:07:00 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 24-of-51 passes for 294 yards and an interception while rushing three times for 16 yards and a score in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Cardinals.

Following a slow start, Beathard has a chance to make a big play late in the first quarter, but he just missed Marquise Goodwin on what would have been a long touchdown. He did not make the same mistake on the next possession, hitting Goodwin with a 55-yard bomb to set up a field goal. Beathard kept it going with a great touchdown drive after the break, one he finished with a short run, to bring the 49ers within four. That was as close as they would get, however, as two promising drives in the fourth quarter ended on downs and an interception. The pick came inside the 10-yard line, but Beathard got a little unlucky as the ball bounced off one of his linemen as he was once again trying to escape pressure, something which plagued the offense all game and really all of Beathard’s tenure as the starter. Despite the loss, this was a step in the correct direction for the rookie, and his success should allow Jimmy Garoppolo to remain on the bench another week.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 07:29:00 PM

C.J. Beathard is expected to start Week 9 against the Cardinals.

Jimmy Garoppolo was acquired via trade on Monday night, but it would be a tough ask for him to be ready to start on Sunday. In fact, it is possible Garoppolo is held out through the team's Week 11 bye week, although Beathard's terrible play could force the 49ers' hand more quickly. No matter how long he is under center, Beathard is not a fantasy option.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 10:39:00 AM

C.J. Beathard completed just 17-of-36 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the 49ers' 33-10, Week 8 loss to the Eagles.

He rushed for 40 yards on six attempts. One of Beathard's picks was returned for a short touchdown by CB Jalen Mills. Beathard was ridiculously bad on Sunday, struggling with his accuracy seemingly all afternoon. He threw countless balls behind his receivers. The hapless Niners are now 0-8 with little signs they'll win anytime soon, scoring 10 points in each of Beathard's starts. It's hard to believe Brian Hoyer is worse. The Niners host the Drew Stanton-led Cardinals in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Making his first career start, C.J. Beathard completed 22-of-38 passes for 235 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the 49ers' 40-10, Week 7 loss to the Cowboys, adding five carries for 30 yards and a score.

Although Beathard threw zero picks, he lost a pair of fumbles. DeMarcus Lawrence ran right by LT Joe Staley to force fumble No. 1, though Beathard never felt the rush on fumble No. 2. Beathard took an absurd beating, getting walloped for five sacks. He made some nice plays, but one of his longest conversions was an accidental completion to Marquise Goodwin. Two receivers were in the area. Beathard was lucky to escape without a pick. Ultimately, there were enough positives that there will be no questions about coach Kyle Shanahan sticking with Beathard going forward. The Eagles are a foreboding road matchup for Week 8.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 07:16:00 PM

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan named C.J. Beathard the starting quarterback moving forward.

Asked if Beathard showed enough to keep the starting job, the coach responded, "Yes. He did." It is an understandable move for an 0-6 team which could be in the market for a quarterback this spring, especially since Brian Hoyer failed to record a touchdown in three of his first five starts and looked to be headed down that path again on Sunday. Beathard's first career start will come against Dallas next week.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 10:36:00 AM

C.J. Beathard completed 19-of-36 passes for 245 yards a touchdown and an interception in Week 6 against the Redskins.

Beathard replaced Brian Hoyer in the second quarter. He managed the 49ers to a touchdown drive on his second series, and nearly led them to a comeback win. Beathard's touchdown came on a blown coverage to a wide open Aldrick Robinson. He gave the offense a spark and was an upgrade over Hoyer, so Beathard should keep the job moving forward. Beathard will make his first start against Dallas in Week 7.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 04:57:00 PM

CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco doesn’t believe the 49ers are close to starting C.J. Beathard.

This falls in line with comments from coach Kyle Shanahan. Despite a shaky first month, the winless 49ers plan to stick with Brian Hoyer for at least the next few weeks. Beathard is still a good bet to make starts, but may not get his chance until the second half of the season.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 03:21:00 PM

49ers third-round QB C.J. Beathard will serve as the No. 2 quarterback in Sunday's preseason game against the Vikings.

He'll be working ahead of Matt Barkley for the second straight week. Beathard has outplayed Barkley through two games and can probably cement himself as the backup to Brian Hoyer with another good showing in Sunday's dress rehearsal.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 04:28:00 PM

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3Dante Pettis
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TE1George Kittle
2Garrett Celek
3Cole Hikutini
4Cole Wick
5Wes Saxton
LT1Joe Staley
2Darrell Williams
3Pace Murphy
LG1Laken Tomlinson
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