Published: Tue, August 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

John Elway likes the 2 quarterbacks he has

John Elway likes the 2 quarterbacks he has

Here are five updates from the head coach following the 49ers second exhibition game. Regular-season starters might make a token appearance, but this one will be the last chance to shine for those seeking permanent employment and a good view from the bench. The team received Sunday off due to National Football League rules. "Me and all the guys, especially me and Peko, we talked about the reason we were brought to Denver, and that's to beef up the run game". "So, we're doing everything the exact same way this week as we will Week 1 versus Carolina".

The hope all along was that the decision would be obvious at a certain point in the preseason, that one quarterback would separate himself.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Reading the tea leaves about what the Denver Broncos want to see before coach Vance Joseph names a starting quarterback has been a popular summer activity for the team's faithful.

Foster sought light treatment from the medical staff on his right shoulder with about 30 minutes remaining in Wednesday's joint session with the Broncos, returned for 7-on-7 action but not full team drills. "We want one of them to take the reins and take over".

The Broncos are going to need to find a way to get their players reps while also keeping them healthy. There are now six tight ends vying for a spot on the 49ers roster. So we played it smart with him today. He had more success in rushing three times for 27 yards. That's OK. We'll respect that and whatever you want to do is fine with us.

While the Broncos are trying to choose their starting QB, San Francisco will be looking to see who their backup should be.

Both quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and C.J. Hoyer finished 8-of-11 for 89 yards with an interception and a fumble. Beathard completed 7-of-12 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown. A 23 yard pass to Marquise Goodwin and another for 13 yards had the Denver defense on its heals as San Francisco looked to be back on track.

Despite an unfavorable end result, Shanahan is pleased with the performance of his quarterbacks.

"And I think obviously Brandon made a point a year ago, but he carried it forward", Elway said. "You can't complain about getting points, but I think we left some out there". I've got to go find out about all of them.

On a rush up the gut of the defense, San Francisco running back Tim Hightower made a mark on his first carry as a 49er.

It's been a revolving door surrounding the 49ers SAM linebacker.

The 49ers signed linebacker Shayne Skov to a one-year deal for more depth at the position.

Joseph wouldn't tip his cap as to which of the two would get the start on Saturday, but if the new Bronco plays well, it would be an uphill climb for Garcia to remain the starter come September 11.

Now, the big question remains...

"So I just don't want that pulling away from our team, and sometimes that can pull away because obviously it gets a lot of attention and so, therefore, the only thing I would so to our players is make sure it's not hurting your teammates". Or they could just get exhausted of waiting, so they might pick one and hope for the best.

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