With Jimmy Garoppolo shelved for the season with a torn ACL, the Niners look to be handing the ball to backup C.J. Beathard.
But the question is how long they will be handing it to the man who went 1-4 as a starter last season before giving way to Garoppolo.
Which is why the team reportedly is already looking at QB Landry Jones who was recently released by the Steelers after backing up Ben Roethlisberger for the past five seasons.
Landry—the Steelers fourth-round pick in 2013—was in San Jose yesterday to work out with the team.
Regardless of how that went, Beathard will be the new starter for San Francisco and his back up will be rookie Nick Mullens, who the team brought up from the practice squad this week.
But I wouldn’t commit either of those names to memory considering head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday the team planned to bring in veterans Tom Savage, Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates and possibly Matt Moore for a look.
Sounds like the man they would like instead of Beathard is, well, anyone else.
Actually that’s not true.
Because one notable name not on that incredibly long list would be another former 49ers starting quarterback—Colin Kaepernick.
Shanahan said he’d prefer to bring in a player who could work with the current offensive scheme—not one who couldn’t even learn their previous one.