Welp, it’s official. Jimmy Garoppolo has been ruled out for the season with a torn ACL, putting a major damper on the San Francisco 49ers season.
Niners coach Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to hold a press conference to discuss Garappolo and his injury at 7 p.m. ET on Monday. He will also, presumably, be naming former University of Iowa standout C.J. Beathard the team’s new starting quarterback.
Beathard has played in seven games for the 49ers since being drafted in third round round of the 2017 NFL draft. He’s thrown 224 passes, completed 54.9% of them, with 4 TDs and 6 INTs, and rushed for 3 TDs, so far in his young career. With Garoppolo out, the 49ers will now get a chance to see what they’ve got in him.
Not that many Niners fans are fully behind Beathard as the team’s new starting QB. In fact, many of them would like to bring back a guy with 58 career starts for the team, the last coming in 2016, Nike’s new poster boy Colin Kaepernick.
You can even bet on it.
What a shock, huh?
Unfortunately, for these fans, it doesn’t appear Kaep is coming back. Instead, the team is reportedly bringing in another guy who’s been sitting on his couch this season, Tom Savage.
Me? I’d bring in this guy…
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