Times-Herald (Vallejo)

49ers add former Eagles QB Sudfeld to mix ahead of draft

- By Cam Inman

Three weeks before drafting a quarterbac­k at the No. 3 spot, the 49ers have already added another to their mix.

Nate Sudfeld, a Modesto native, signed a one-year deal Wednesday, presumably to help with whatever workload awaits in the offseason program that is set to begin April 19.

Sudfeld is a Modesto Christian and Indiana University product who was a 2016 sixth-round pick by Washington. He spent the past four seasons with the Philadelph­ia Eagles, totaling one touchdown, one intercepti­on and one Super Bowl ring — the latter as a 2017 backup. He completed 25 of 37 passes for 188 yards in four games.

That makes four quarterbac­ks on the 49ers’ roster: Jimmy Garoppolo, Josh Johnson, Josh Rosen and Sudfeld.

Coach Kyle Shanahan stated last week the 49ers intend to draft a quarterbac­k after moving up from the No. 12 spot, and the top options are (alphabetic­ally) Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance if Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson go 1-2 to the Jacksonvil­le Jaguars and New York Jets, as expected.

Former backup C.J. Beathard signed with the Jaguars last month and Nick Mullens remains a free agent while recovering from last season’s elbow injury.

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