SANTA CLARA — It’s what’s good about C.J. Beathard, and what makes the 49ers worry about him.
He’s fearless. He’s tough. He takes hit after hit and keeps getting up, because he’s willing to suffer to win. The 49ers backup quarterback almost willed them to a victory last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Almost. But, the 49ers lost 29-27.
Beathard almost got crushed, too. He took eight hits in the pocket, plus lots of hits while scrambling downfield. He may not last the rest of the season if he continues to take so much punishment.
“He did get hit a lot in the game,” head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted Monday. “There are times when he can avoid it. There are times (he) can’t. You try to talk to him, get him to understand.”
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