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C.J. Beathard | Quarterback | #3

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/16/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Iowa
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 3 (104) / SF
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C.J. Beathard (wrist) will serve as the backup with UDFA Nick Mullens drawing the start against the Raiders on Thursday.
The 49ers aren't comfortable with how well Beathard can grip a football with his wrist injury, so UDFA Nick Mullens out of Southern Miss will draw the start. Mullens hasn't thrown a pass in the NFL yet, so all 49ers receivers need to be slightly downgraded. Beathard has a good shot at playing in Week 10 against the Giants since he wasn't completely ruled out tonight. Nov 1 - 5:42 PM

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NBC Bay Area's Matt Maiocco believes Nick Mullens could still be the 49ers' starting quarterback on Thursday even though C.J. Beathard (wrist) has been cleared.

The 49ers waived Tom Savage on Thursday afternoon, leading many to the reasonable conclusion that Beathard would give it a go. It appears the 49ers might split the difference, clearing Savage's dead weight off the roster but giving Mullens a look and Beathard extra time to heal. The Titans tried the same strategy with an injured Marcus Mariota earlier this season and ended up having to force Mariota into the game. There's a chance the game kicks off and we don't know who is starting.
Nov 1 - 5:09 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports C.J. Beathard (wrist) is "truly 50-50" for Thursday night's game against the Raiders.

Coach Kyle Shanahan called the quarterback a game-time decision on Wednesday. Due to swelling in his wrist and hand, Beathard was unable to grip a football early in the week, but NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco reports he was able to do so on Wednesday. Beathard seems to be trending in the right direction, but his status still remains up in the air. Nick Mullens would be forced to start if Beathard cannot go.
Nov 1 - 11:12 AM

The Athletic's Matt Barrows expects C.J. Beathard (questionable, wrist) to play in Week 9 against the Raiders.

Coach Kyle Shanahan called Beathard a game-time decision. Beathard was limited in the 49ers' walkthrough on Wednesday, putting him on track to play despite the short week. The 49ers would be forced to start Nick Mullens if Beathard sits.
Oct 31 - 5:07 PM

Coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard (wrist) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's Week 9 tilt against the Raiders.

If Beathard is unable to go, it'll be Nick Mullens under center for the Niners. Beathard hasn't practiced this week and was struggling to grip the ball due to the injury. If Mullens starts, the Niners don't have a prayer.
Oct 31 - 3:28 PM

C.J. Beathard (wrist) did not practice Tuesday.

He's been listed as DNP the last two days and is in real question for Thursday night against the Raiders. If Beathard is unable to play, second-year UDFA Nick Mullens would likely draw the start over Tom Savage.
Oct 30 - 9:51 PM

C.J. Beathard (wrist) is uncertain for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

Per coach Kyle Shanahan, Beathard is struggling to hold the ball. Shanahan believes Beathard would be ready were the 49ers playing on Sunday, so it's not a major injury, just an ill-timed one. Second-year UDFA Nick Mullens would get the call if Beathard can't go. Tom Savage is the nuclear third option.
Oct 30 - 3:33 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 14-of-28 passes for 190 yards and one score in the 49ers' Week 8 loss to the Cardinals.

It's the second consecutive game Beathard's failed to eclipse 200 yards, and he's done so in cush matchups (Rams, at Cardinals). He's only trended down since exploding out of the gates in place of Jimmy Garoppolo due in part to constant injuries among the Niners' receiving corps and offensive line. With trade rumors circling Pierre Garcon, Beathard could take to the field Thursday with Marquise Goodwin, Kendrick Bourne, and Trent Taylor in three-wide sets. He'll still be a serviceable streamer in Week 9 against the Raiders.
Oct 28 - 9:25 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 15-of-27 passes for 170 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Rams.

Beathard had a rough first half, turning the ball over twice including a lost fumble and failing to complete a pass to a receiver. He did find George Kittle for several big plays, however, including a 10-yard touchdown with just 10 seconds left to at least give the 49ers a chance. Unfortunately for San Francisco, he could not build on that drive in the second half, and he tossed another interception on a pass thrown slightly behind Kittle in the third quarter. Beathard has to take some blame for the showing, but he was constantly under pressure and ended up taking seven sacks. The road will not get any easier in Arizona against an underrated defense next week.
Oct 21 - 7:29 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 16-of-23 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the 49ers' 33-30, Week 6 loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Beathard played so well for 58 minutes of this one. He had a near-perfect passer rating and was carving up a banged-up Packers secondary, but a late interception with 1:07 left and the game tied at 30-30 set Aaron Rodgers up at his own 10-yard line. The magic then happened, as Rodgers dropped dimes for 46 yards passing with a 21-yard scramble to finish the comeback. Beathard's game can't go overlooked, though. He threw 67- and 30-yard touchdowns to Marquise Goodwin, who roasted Kentrell Brice and Tramon Williams on each. Beathard also showed big guts and toughness with 21 rushing yards, diving headfirst for first downs. This was one of the most entertaining games of the year. Beathard will do battle with the Rams in Santa Clara in Week 7.
Oct 15 - 11:40 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 34-of-54 passes for 349 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding two carries for seven yards and another touchdown Sunday in the Niners’ Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.

Beathard was also sacked four times for a loss of 49 yards. After playing surprisingly well in last week's loss to the Chargers, Beathard took a noticeable step back against the Cardinals. He was a turnover machine, throwing a pair of interceptions while also losing two fumbles. One of those fumbles was returned for a 23-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, which essentially sealed the victory for Arizona. The 24-year-old benefited from garbage time, logging over 200 passing yards with San Francisco trailing in the second half. His lone rushing score came on a one-yard QB sneak. Outside of two-quarterback leagues, Beathard won't be someone fantasy owners can rely on next week at Green Bay.
Oct 7 - 8:03 PM

C.J. Beathard completed 23-of-37 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 49ers' Week 4 loss to the Chargers.

Beathard wasn't so bad in the game with Kyle Shanahan only asking his quarterback to attempt two passes 20+ yards down the field. The 49ers might be able to dink-and-dunk their way down the field like they did today, but it's tough to imagine this offense being explosive with Beathard and a below average receiving group. He averaged 237 yards and only had three total touchdowns in five starts last season.
Sep 30 - 9:38 PM

C.J. Beathard replaced Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

Beathard did not officially record a stat, but he threw a beautiful pass to George Kittle in the end zone which was negated by a spurious offensive pass interference call. With Garoppolo likely looking at an ACL tear, Beathard is in line to take over the 49ers' starting job. He averaged 237 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions in five starts last season.
Sep 23 - 5:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Nick Mullens
2C.J. Beathard
3Tom Savage
4Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Matt Breida
2Alfred Morris
3Raheem Mostert
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Matt Breida
3RB1Matt Breida
2Kyle Juszczyk
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Marquise Goodwin
2Trent Taylor
3Dante Pettis
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Trent Taylor
3Richie James
WR31Kendrick Bourne
TE1George Kittle
2Garrett Celek
LT1Joe Staley
2Shon Coleman
LG1Laken Tomlinson
C1Weston Richburg
2Erik Magnuson
RG1Mike Person
2Josh Garnett
RT1Mike McGlinchey
2Garry Gilliam
K1Robbie Gould