Kyle’s update, 11:05 a.m.: It’s a two-year deal for C.J.:
While the San Francisco 49ers potentially work on a deal to acquire Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew, C.J. Beathard is expected to sign with Jacksonville, per Ian Rapoport. The former third-round pick has a new home.
Beathard flashed in six appearances this past season with the Niners. He’s also a good example of how referencing touchdown and interception ratios are deceiving. Beathard threw six touchdowns with zero interceptions. One of those tuddies came on a Hail Mary. Beathard never developed pocket presence. He was a statue in the pocket and was among the league leaders this past season in sack percentage, at 7.9%.
It’s unlikely Beathard plays in Jacksonville, as they’re expected to draft Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick. I could see him being a better fit in Urban Meyer’s offense as Meyer would use Beathard’s mobility. He’s a better athlete than given credit for.
Here’s to wishing Beathard nothing but the best and to a successful second stint in the NFL. For the first time in eight years, he won’t have George Kittle as a teammate: