Well, that didn’t inspire a lot of optimism for 49er fans.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s five game tour de force at the end of the 2017 season looks like a distant memory now. His performance against Denver Monday night was flat out awful. QB rating of 0.0, 1 completion in 6 attempts for zero yards with one interception. Still, he hadn’t played in nearly a year and was only in the game for three drives. We’ll put the tar and feathers on hold for a bit longer.
CJ Beathard looked about the same as last year, back-pedaling into a 9 yard sack and fumbling the ball. His signature play. Sorry, but this guy isn’t long for the team. Nick Mullens is clearly the better option for backup QB.
On the plus side, Richie James looked good as a kick returner and Raheem Mostert is a terrific third string running back.
Kentavius Street looked fairly good out there after spending his rookie year on IR. Another big body for the D-line rotation, which figures to be the strength of the team this coming year.
Jaquiski Tartt was all over the field, including a brief visit to the injury tent. Another pretty good player who can’t stay healthy. The team is loaded with these kinds of guys.
If it’s any consolation, Denver looked worse than the Niners. Although their first string guys marginally out-played our first string guys in a battle of gaggingly ineffective football.
Another preseason yawner in the books. Two more to go until we take anything seriously about anything.