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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 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. Nov 12 - 7:22 PM

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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.
Nov 10 - 4:07 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.
Nov 5 - 7:29 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.
Oct 31 - 10:39 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.
Oct 29 - 4:13 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.
Oct 22 - 7:16 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.
Oct 16 - 10:36 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.
Oct 15 - 4:57 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.
Oct 7 - 3:21 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.
Aug 25 - 4:28 PM

49ers signed third-round QB C.J. Beathard to a four-year contract.

A surprising third-round selection, Beathard should spend 2017 as the 49ers' No. 3 quarterback. A sub-60 percent passer in Iowa's "pro-style" system, Beathard was the opposite of a playmaker, and doesn't provide much in the way of pocket presence. His mechanics are lacking. It's frankly hard to believe he has an NFL future.
Jun 13 - 3:19 PM

Speaking in the 49ers' draft room Friday, coach Kyle Shanahan said third-round QB C.J. Beathard "reminds me a lot of Kirk Cousins."

MMQB's Peter King was granted permission from the 49ers to sit in with the team through the entire draft and told a fascinating story of it all at the link below. "He processes the game so well," Shanahan said of Beathard. "Tough as s–t. Got a chance. He reminds me a lot of Kirk Cousins." The Niners traded up with the Vikings to take Beathard, and he was allegedly the only quarterback Shanahan liked from this year's class. He'll join a depth chart that also includes Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley. There's a chance Beathard makes rookie-year starts for the rebuilding Niners. We don't like Beathard as much as Shanahan apparently.
Source: MMQB
May 1 - 11:14 AM

49ers traded up with the Vikings to select Iowa QB C.J. Beathard with the No. 104 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

The 49ers entered this draft looking for their quarterback of the future, and this pick is not going to change that. Beathard (6’2/219) made 28 starts in the Hawkeyes’ pro-style, play-action offense, compiling a 21-7 record but completing just 58.1% of his passes with a 7.0 yards-per-attempt average and 40:19 TD-to-INT ratio. He slumped to 56.5% completions and 6.4 YPA as a senior. The nephew of longtime GM Bobby Beathard, C.J. projects as a career backup with inconsistent touch, poor pocket presence, and molasses-slow mechanics which led to 58 sacks over his final two years. His ceiling is likely in the T.J. Yates range.
Apr 28 - 11:30 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1C.J. Beathard
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
3Raheem Mostert
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Matt Breida
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Marquise Goodwin
2Trent Taylor
3Victor Bolden
WR21Aldrick Robinson
2Kendrick Bourne
3Louis Murphy
WR31Trent Taylor
TE1George Kittle
2Garrett Celek
3Logan Paulsen
LT1Joe Staley
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Zane Beadles
3Cameron Hunt
C1Daniel Kilgore
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Erik Magnuson
3Cameron Hunt
RT1Trent Brown
K1Robbie Gould