LANDOVER, Md. — The San Francisco 49ers’ youth movement is in full effect and has now reached the most important position on the field. With 6:39 to go in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Washington, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan pulled starting quarterback Brian Hoyer in favor of rookie C.J. Beathard. The change at quarterback comes two days after the Niners released linebacker NaVorro Bowman in part because his eventual replacement Reuben Foster is close to a return from an ankle injury and Bowman’s workload was being reduced. Sunday’s change was also spurred after another slow start for the 49ers’ offense. Hoyer was 4-of-11 for 34 yards and a passer rating of 45.3 before Beathard replaced him. Beathard, who had previously played just one snap in the Week 4 loss to Arizona, completed his first regular-season pass attempt to tight end Garrett Celek for 13 yards. His first drive ended, though, after…

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