MRI showed what 49ers feared: Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and his season is over, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2018
Garoppolo himself wasn't off to the best start to the season, at least not a continuation of the 5-0 record he had with the Niners to end last season. Garoppolo had 718 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in just under three games on the year, not stellar numbers, but good enough to be competing and trending in the right direction.
Non-contact ACL injuries seem to be happening more and more recently, with quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, DeShaun Watson and now Garoppolo all falling victim in recent years.
Nevertheless, the Niners must move forward with backup quarterback C.J. Beathard at least for the immediate future. Beathard threw for 1,430 yards four touchdowns and six interceptions in seven games last season for the Niners.
In light of the Jimmy Garappolo injury news, the #49ers are bringing in QB Tom Savage for a workout, per source.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 24, 2018
If Beathard doesn't work out, there are possibly a few options the Niners could look to that could be available on the open market or by trade. The most intriguing name that's been floated out there by some is a reunion with Colin Kaepernick.
I know it’s not surprising or new but when people pretend Colin Kaepernick isn’t good enough to play in the NFL, remember how many chances Tom Savage got and continues to get https://t.co/SYGLt3shNH— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 24, 2018
Only time will tell what happens, but for now, Jimmy G's season is over.
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