You keep taking shots until you find your guy.
It is the rule all NFL teams need to live by when it comes to the quarterback position, and the 49ers are yet to find their guy under center.
They were wise to not reach for any of the top quarterbacks in this year’s class, but still have no long-term answer at the position.
Brian Hoyer is an adequate placeholder and Matt Barkley showed flashes for the Bears last season that suggested he can be a decent backup.
The 49ers will hope C.J. Beathard can develop into a quarterback who can contend to start, but their long-term prospects seem likely to be linked to Washington’s Kirk Cousins or one of the top prospects from a loaded 2018 class.