SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 26: C.J. Beathard #3 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the warm up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. "They're going backward and we're going forward and it's all good".
If Garoppolo is unable to play next week against the Chargers, C.J. Beathard would likely start as quarterback, unless the 49ers front office decides to explore a trade or free agency.
Traded by the Patriots midway through the 2017 season, Garoppolo started the final five games of the 2017 season for San Francisco, throwing for 1,560 yards and seven touchdowns as the Niners went a flawless 5-0.
Of course, this second turn as the starter also comes with far more in the way of expectations. Garoppolo went down in pain and was eventually carted off.
Garoppolo completed 20 of 30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns before exiting. "I pray he's not hurt, it's nothing serious, but as a quarterback you should step out of bounds". You got the yardage. I haven't had a chance to talk to him yet. I know how disappointed he is... but I feel for him."Kyle Shanahan provides injury updates on QB Jimmy Garoppolo following Week 3 loss in Kansas City". He was pushed from the pocket, rolled to his left and moved upfield along the left sideline as defensive back Steven Nelson heading his direction. They're already going to be a little banged up in the secondary with Jaquiski Tartt possibly out and Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon both missing time in practice this week with various ailments. SS Eric Berry (heel) remained inactive for the third straight week. The 49ers can't afford to miss any regulars Sunday.