With training camp approaching, Niner Noise predicts the 49ers’ 53-man roster for Week 1.
With no preseason games this season, it’s going to be exceptionally difficult for those on the outside looking in to burst through the ranks and get a roster spot.
As a result, it may be more difficult this year for undrafted free agents to find a role with in the team.
With camp coming up, here are the 53-man roster predictions for San Francisco.
Making the team: Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens
Missing out: C.J. Beathard, Broc Rutter
The big question, will the 49ers take two or three quarterbacks on its roster for 2020? Is there room for C.J. Beathard, or will the team trade/cut him?
For Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Mullens, there’s no doubt that they’re the QB1 and QB2 of the group. Mullens has a decent trade stock, and it isn’t out of the question the team could trade him for more draft picks, but they’ve turned down potential offers before and they’re content to have him as the backup.
Beathard will make the roster if Mullens is traded or they decide to keep three quarterbacks on the roster again. However, the 49ers might choose to use a roster spot on someone who can contribute in a weird season, instead of someone who would ideally be inactive for all the games.
Broc Rutter would need to be very lucky to even surpass even Beathard on the roster, so he’s playing for a spot on the practice squad.