SAD NEWS: Former San Francisco 49ers first-round draft pick is dead

Former Auburn Tigers star receiver and San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Terry Beasley has died. He was 73 years of age. No cause of death has been reported.

Auburn posted a photo of Beasley on X, formerly Twitter, and wrote, “We’ve lost one of our all-time greats. One of three Tigers to have their jersey retired.”

Beasley played three seasons for Auburn from 1969-to-1971, hauling in 141 passes for 2,507 yards and 29 touchdowns. That included a huge 1971 season in which he caught 55 passes for 846 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping his quarterback, Pat Sullivan, win the Heisman Trophy.

He was a unanimous all-American pick that season, after earning second-team All-America honors in 1970. He was also a two-time All-SEC pick, and was a second-team All-SEC pick in 1969.

The 5-foot-11, 186 pounder played three seasons in the NFL for the 49ers before injuries forced him out of the game. He caught 38 passes for 570 yards and three touchdowns.

In Another News, former NFL quarterback Cam Newton says Brock Purdy is the 10th best player in his team

According to Newton, Purdy is the 10th best player in the San Francisco 49ers right now.

Speaking on his 4th and 1 Podcast, the Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Newton said,

“I’ve never said that Brock Purdy was trash. What I did say is that Brock Purdy is a game manager. That’s not hate, that’s just what I feel to be facts. But I still reserve the right to say this: To be labeled a game-changer, Brock Purdy has to be the best player on the offensive side of the ball. That’s not the case.”

He also added to clarify his statement,

“If you really just want to be honest, if you add in the defensive talent, and you add in the offensive talent, Brock Purdy is the 10th-best player on this team. OK, cool. Did he have a great game? Yes. Has he been playing out of his mind? Yes. Is he a quarterback that’s hot? Yes. But he’s still the 10th-best player on this team.”

Earlier, Newton has also mentioned Purdy as a “game manager” and not a “game changer” he also claimed that the 49ers are not winning because of Prudy.

As he pointed for his reasoning, he said, Tua Tagovailoa, Jared Goff, and Dak Prescott are to be labeled as the “game managers.”

Newton’s statement came when Prudy had led the 49ers to an NFC Championship Game victory and the upcoming Super Bowl 58.

In the regular season, he threw for over 4,200 yards and had 31 touchdowns. He has also been solid this postseason, completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 519 yards and two touchdowns against one interception in two games.



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