The San Francisco 49ers lost yet another game by three points or less, falling 26-24 to the Washington Redskins in Week 6. With C.J. Beathard taking over at quarterback for Brian Hoyer, let’s dish out grades for the Niners’ efforts.
The Brian Hoyer era for the San Francisco 49ers might have lasted a little more than five-plus games.
Well, as a starter, at least.
Hoyer was benched in favor of rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard in the second quarter of the Niners’ 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 6. And this seemed to be the positive spark the 49ers needed after falling behind 17-0 early.
Beathard looked like a rookie, at times, but he also provided a much-needed spark.
But like so many other games for head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. this season, a number of key mistakes ensured San Francisco would stay winless six weeks into 2017.
The Niners have now lost their last five games by a combined 13 points, which is insane to think about. Despite the loss, there are some positives for San Francisco, which will be reflected in our postgame grades from Week 6.
Let’s start off with Hoyer, Beathard and the offense.