Garoppolo Has First Practice With 49ersJust two weeks after being given the chance to show whether he could be the quarterback of the future in San Francisco, Beathard has been relegated to placeholder status after the 49ers made a big trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.
49ers Release QB Barkley, Anoint BeathardThe San Francisco 49ers released quarterback Matt Barkley on Friday, clearing the way for rookie C.J. Beathard to open the season as the backup to Brian Hoyer.
49ers' Iowa Hawkeye Connection Clicking In PreseasonQuarterback C.J. Beathard is making his case to be the 49ers backup, and he's doing with help from an old friend.

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