San Francisco 49ers: Way-too-early 53-man roster projections for 2019

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SANTA CLARA, CA – SEPTEMBER 16: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Detroit Lions at Levi’s Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Now that the NFL Draft is over and the San Francisco 49ers’ 90-man roster is taking shape, it seems like an opportunity to take a stab at who will make the team for 2019.

Without training camp or preseason, it’s difficult to know exactly how the San Francisco 49ers‘ 2019 roster will look once the season starts.

But that’s not going to stop us from taking our best shot at projecting the 53-man roster, now that the dust has settled on the 2019 NFL Draft and the 90-man roster is almost solidified. A lot can change between now and September, but here’s our best guess based on the current players on the team.


Quarterback (2): Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens

The projection begins with a group that is potentially more complicated than meets the eye.

Jimmy Garoppolo is cemented into the starting position, that much we know for sure. The backup spot is another matter altogether.

Although C.J. Beathard is a former third-round draft pick, that should factor into the decision very little. And to my mind, Nick Mullens has done more with his time under center than the former Iowa product, leaving him alone behind Jimmy G.

There are just too many places across the roster than are loaded to keep three quarterbacks.

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