Two games, three points, that’s the story of the 2014 preseason so far for the San Francisco 49ers.
It’s been downright ugly to say the least. The closest the 49ers have come to the reaching the end zone was a pass that was mere inches too far for wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, and a goal line possession that ended on downs.
Because it’s the third preseason game of the year, 49er starters should expect to see the field most of the first half. This is the final dress rehearsal, before Dallas on September 7.
Once again however, the story won’t be the starting group, but rather the play of the backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Josh Johnson, who have been downright scary through two games.
Not scary in a good sense, but scary as in, if Kaepernick gets hurt, these are our backups. That’s not to say they won’t pan out, but it just hasn’t looked good so far.
Gabbert has completed just 11 of 25 passes for 60 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions, and has a 17.1 QB rating.
Johnson has been far more accurate, 8 completions on 11 attempts while throwing for 72 yards, but he’s also thrown for zero touchdowns and lost two fumbles. His QB rating sits at 83.8.
The 49ers 4th quarterback on the roster is McLeod Bethel-Thompson, and he hasn’t fared much better either. Nine completions on 15 attemps for 105 yards, but he’s also thrown two interceptions, one in each of the preseason games.
San Francisco needs to score points, they need to find the end zone, and they need to figure out their backup quarterback situation.
Today is a good day to accomplish all three.
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