49ers roster: 3 players who didn’t help chances in loss vs. Chiefs

Josh Rosen #3 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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No. 2: 49ers Quarterback Josh Rosen

The 49ers started Jimmy Garoppolo before turning to Trey Lance, then head coach Kyle Shanahan gave way to the third-string option, Josh Rosen.

Rosen originally appeared to be the favorite earlier this offseason to secure the No. 3 quarterbacking job behind Garoppolo and Lance. But after Saturday night, it certainly looks as if Shanahan and the Niners would prefer to see what Rosen’s competition for the job, Nate Sudfeld, will have to offer.

True, Rosen was playing with third- and fourth-string offensive players around him when he entered in the third quarter. But there were plenty of moments when the former first-round draft pick showed why San Francisco is his fourth team in as many years.

On his one interception, Rosen missed high and sailed a pass directly into the hands of Chiefs safety Armani Watts.

And there weren’t exactly any flashy plays outside of that to help make up for the turnover.

Rosen was 10-of-15 for 93 yards with the interception thrown, leading to a passer rating of 55.7 and effectively doing nothing to suggest he has the leg up over Sudfeld, who didn’t play but likely will during Week 2 of the 49ers’ preseason campaign.

Even worse, Rosen’s postgame presser was more than morose, almost as if he understands his time with the Niners will last only a couple more weeks.