SANTA CLARA – Coach Kyle Shanahan said he would consider all possibilities at quarterback for the 49ers’ game Sunday against the New York Giants.
Of course, the only possibilities are rookie C.J. Beathard and newly acquired Jimmy Garoppolo.
Let’s see: The 49ers are committed to starting Beathard, Shanahan said. But, then, he also said he could also change his mind before the game.
“I’m not trying to confuse you guys,” Shanahan said on Wednesday. “I plan on going with C.J., and we’ll see how practice goes.”
That’s not confusing at all.
“I’m committed to C.J. starting right now,” Shanahan explained. “He’s going to get all the reps as the starting quarterback right now when we go out to practice.
“But you go to Thursday’s practice and you go to Friday’s practice. This happens with a lot of players. It’s not just the quarterback. We’ve had guys being the starters at certain positions on Wednesday, Thursday and based on how they practice, we change that on Friday.”
Shanahan added, “I feel very similar, I really feel the exact same as I felt last week. I know for obvious reasons, Jimmy is further along than he was last week, but there’s no big thing.”