SANTA CLARA — Rookie C.J. Beathard will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday at his press conference.
Beathard replaced Brian Hoyer as the starter with 6:39 left in the second quarter during the 49ers’ 26-24 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. At that point in the game, the 49ers were trailing 17-0.
“I could see the way the game was going,” Shanahan said. “I know we needed a spark and C.J. had put together a couple good weeks of practice. I knew he had been getting better, I knew he was about ready and at the time gave us the best chance to win. I think that going forward, also.”
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