OK, San Francisco 49ers fans. The long-awaited rebuild is finally underway.
And credit first-year general manager John Lynch for not panicking in the NFL Draft, despite having quarterbacking needs, and reaching to select from an otherwise less-than-stellar rookie crop.
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Yes, the Niners pulled in C.J. Beathard out of Iowa late in Round 3. But he’s a developmental piece and everyone knows it.
Hoyer isn’t a franchise savior by any means. And the Niners will hurt, offensively, until they can find a long-term option here.
Yet Hoyer hasn’t exactly been bad in his runs with the Patriots, Browns, Texans and Bears up to this point. Heck, he even earned praise this offseason from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The finishing touches for San Francisco’s rebuild are still a long, long ways away. So don’t expect Hoyer to put the Niners on his shoulders, but don’t expect him to be the biggest weakness either.