The 49ers used Matt Barkley as their No. 2 quarterback in their first preseason game, but they’ll go in a different direction against the Broncos this weekend.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday that rookie C.J. Beathard will relieve Brian Hoyer after Hoyer and the first-team offense play somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 plays. The third-round pick went 7-of-11 for 101 yards and two touchdowns after entering the first preseason game in the second half.

Shanahan said earlier this month that Beathard was competing with Barkley, who was 10-of-17 for 168 yards last week, for the backup job.

Source: Pro Football Talk
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