San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan philosophized Wednesday about the importance of a unit playing together in football. They believe that both C.J.
Except Shanahan used the reasoning as the explanation why he will stick with C.J. Beathard as his quarterback this week.
The rookie had his best game in Week 10, throwing for 288 yard and two touchdowns - the first multi-touchdown game of his career - and the 49ers beat the New York Giants for their first win of the season.
Sunday appears to be a prime time to have Garoppolo debut. Garoppolo spent most of his bye week at team headquarters going over the offense with quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello. Since 2013, only Cam Newton (13) has done so more times than Wilson. Shanahan has compared learning a new offense to learning a new language. "When he has, it's pretty darn good", 49ers general manager John Lynch said. "I think it's a good issue, and we also realize that we have got to grow around them and we've got to continue to put pieces in place, and we will".
That means Jimmy Garoppolo will likely be the backup for at least another week after being acquired in a trade with the Patriots at the October 31 deadline. Lynch lauded the quarterback's intangibles, praising his work ethic since arriving in the Bay Area. "But it gets a little better and gets a little more comfortable with each given day".
Garoppolo is passing the eye test with Lynch as well. "He can spin a football in a big time way".
"Whoever ends up starting, which right now we plan on that being C.J., that's who we're going with", Shanahan said on Wednesday.
Byron Maxwell could be destined for a larger role on the Seattle Seahawks secondary. It's more you get to talk. And that's notable because Garoppolo is slated for free agency after the season. He did share that they made the trade without talking to Garoppolo's representation. The 49ers have an open roster spot to accommodate Marsh, but would need to create another if they bring Tank Carradine back from injured reserve. He's a valuable asset that has plenty of value to San Francisco with or without a long-term contract.
Lynch said the growth Beathard has shown allows the 49ers to be patient. You don't want to completely judge a guy when he's put in not the best situation with being so behind on this stuff.