Choose a Starting Quarterback
Shortly after the conclusion of free agency, the 49ers held a press conference to introduce their newest members of the team.
John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan stated Bryan Hoyer was a high-character guy that could lead this team to a championship. They also stated that their search for the future franchise quarterback was still very much in place.
Regardless of what the future holds for the San Francisco 49ers, they still need to pick a leader for the upcoming NFL season. The front runners appeared to be Hoyer and Matt Barkley.
However, since the draft rookie C.J. Beathard has been getting a substantial amount of buzz. The truth is, no one knows the fate of Beathard, but one thing is for sure. His upside is greater than that of Hoyer and Barkley.
Though the two-free agent veterans understand how the Shanahan system works, Beathard is a blank page, who has yet to pick up any professional bad habits on the field. He’s the perfect kind of prodigy for Coach Shanahan to mold. Due to the the experience Hoyer and Barkley have for the system, and the sudden peak in Beathard’s growth, this particular quarterback race may be the closest in the NFL right now.
Believe it or not, how this quarterback race plays out will speak volumes about the future of this team. While we all know that Hoyer is a bridge option, it Beathard steps up to the plate and pans out, he could be the future franchise quarterback.
Otherwise the 49ers could look to free agency again next year, or they could look too a much more talented draft class next year.
That’s the beauty of a rebuild. It’s anyone’s job to win.
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