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Golden Nuggets: Getting Jimmy G

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The 2nd start of C.J. Beathard’s career went as bad as it went for his 1st start. The 49ers took a 33-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a rough day to say the least. He finished the game with 167 yards and was sacked 4 times. He threw a touchdown and had 2 interceptions, one that was taken for a pick-6. On Monday, the 49ers made a move that ends the C.J. experiment.

The 49ers made a trade with the New England Patriots. The 49ers sent one of their 2018 2nd round picks for Patriots’ backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and cut Brian Hoyer. This has signaled that the 49ers could be out of the Kirk Cousins’ sweepstakes. The 49ers are expected to quickly work on a long-term deal with Jimmy since he is a free agent at the end of the season. It will be interesting to see when the 49ers actually play him. Their offensive line is decimated with injuries and risking your future quarterback behind the current line could be dangerous.

John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan have shown that they are not shy in making big moves if they think it will help their future. This move for a potential franchise quarterback shows that they may not be in love with the 2018 rookie quarterback draft. With Jimmy on the roster, it allows Kyle and John more flexibility in the upcoming draft so they do not have to reach for a quarterback and can focus on a player with more game-changing ability.

49ers Links

On to the draft (Wagoner)

Not a good game | Fails (Inman)

Get welcome Joe | Joe heads back home (Alper)

That’s great to hear | Vision is fine for Staley (Barrows)

Taking a starting job | Witherspoon a standout (McGuinness)

Impressive game | Douzable putting in work (Barrows)

Ahkello played well (Williams)

Slow start, bad offensive line play (Wagoner)

Will the 49ers win a game? (Barnwell)

Investigation into hit on Staley (Biderman)

Snap count numbers (Fann)

Postgame quotes (Martin)

Earned the playing time | Witherspoon a full-time player (Maiocco)

Not enough to fill out a roster | Injuries keep piling on (Biderman)

Orbital fracture for Staley (Branch)

Pierre Garcon (Clements)

Can’t stay healthy | Ward on IR (Lynch)

More injuries (Barrows)

Jimmie Ward likely missing the season (Biderman)

Big news (Biderman)

Kyle and John making moves | Trading for the franchise QB (Williams)

Good for both sides | 2nd round pick for Jimmy (Clements)

QB of the future (Schefter)

He liked him coming out of the draft | Kyle gets a quarterback (Barrows)

Came out of nowhere | Stunning move (Joseph)

Will Jimmy be the quarterback the 49ers have been looking for? | Dissecting Jimmy (Bowen)

Major move to get a quarterback (Biderman)

The end of the Hoyer era | Hoyer cut (Smith)

New lead man (NBC Sports Bay Area staff)

So many injuries (Wagoner)

Trade came out of nowhere (Branch)

Brian Hoyer is gone (Biderman)

Get to know the new guy | Facts about the new guy (Brown)

Kyle and Jimmy (Maiocco)

Jimmy’s future (Smith)

Will the 49ers still pursue quarterbacks? (Lynch)

Major piece grabbed on Monday | The rebuilding plan is in motion (Biderman)

Hopefully he learned from Tom | Tom Brady’s backup is a 49er (Abbot)

Week 8 recap (Dunbar)

Getting their quarterback (Chung)