Beathard completed 16 of 23 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 33-30 loss to the Packers.
Beathard enjoyed a great start at Lambeau Field, tossing two touchdowns from 30-plus yards. With Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) injured, Beathard figures to lead the 49ers for the remainder of this season, and has now thrown for two touchdowns in three straight games. While his five interceptions over that same span are cause for concern, Beathard has proven a decent fill-in option for San Francisco while its franchise signal-caller is sidelined.
Beathard completed 34 of 54 passes for 349 yards, with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions in Sunday's 28-18 loss to Arizona. He also scored a touchdown on the ground, lost two fumbles and was sacked four times.
It was truly a mixed bag for Beathard, as he accounted for three touchdowns and four turnovers. His fourth-quarter fumble was returned for a touchdown, essentially ending any hopes the 49ers had at a comeback. Dating back to last year, Beathard's career TD:INT ratio is an ugly 8:10, but at least he's producing from a fantasy perspective. He'll look to put up big numbers again in Week 6 at Green Bay.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan affirmed that "C.J.'s our guy" following the announcement that Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Beathard was already expected to start next week against the Chargers, and he will take over for the rest of the year after Garoppolo was diagnosed with a torn ACL. The 23-year-old will have big shoes to fill, but it is worth noting he was hand-picked by San Francisco's current regime in the 2017 draft as the quarterback of the future before the team acquired Garoppolo midseason. Beathard posted 1,430 passing yards (55 completion percentage) with four touchdowns and six interceptions while starting six games during his rookie campaign. The signal caller also displayed above-average athleticism with 136 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 26 attempts over that span. It wouldn't be surprising to see the sophomore build on last season's totals with an improved offensive line and an extra year in Shanahan's system under his belt, but he is certainly a downgrade in comparison to Garoppolo.
Beathard is secure in his role as the No. 2 quarterback, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
A third-round pick last year, Beathard completed just 54.9 percent of his passes while throwing more interceptions (six) than touchdowns (four), but he did lead the Niners to a Week 10 win over the Giants and partially atoned for the lack of passing production by taking 26 carries for 136 yards and three scores. There's no real competition for the backup job behind Jimmy Garoppolo.
Beathard completed 55 percent of his passes for 1430 yards and four touchdowns to six interceptions in six starts this season.
The third-round pick began the year as Brian Hoyer's backup, but he was elevated into a starting role once the 49ers' playoff hopes vanished following an 0-5 start. Beathard struggled mightily in his first three starts against defenses that were able to apply easy pressure against San Francisco's shoddy line, but he was able to salvage his fantasy value with strong production on the ground (136 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 26 attempts). The rookie was able to flash some of the potential that GM John Lynch saw in the Iowa product against the Giants in Week 10 once he was given some time in the pocket to actually dissect a New York secondary that was no pushover. It was too little too late, however, as Jimmy Garoppolo took over under center in Week 13 and showed why he is clearly the superior signal caller by taking the club on an extraordinary 5-0 run to end the season. In the likely event that the 49ers re-sign Garoppolo this offseason, he will begin the year as the team's starter with Beathard -- who has three years remaining on his rookie contract -- having proven enough to serve as his primary backup.
|8||10/28/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ SEA||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||5||224||123||54.9||1430||6.38||83||4||6||19/141||16||6||69.2|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||4||3||114||73||64.0||892||7.82||82||6||5||7/77||11||3||87.3|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||5||26||136||5.2||16||3||0||9|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||4||3||12||47||3.9||11||1||0||4|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||4||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||7||3||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||4||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|