49ers confirm Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

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The 49ers were holding out hope on Sunday night that an MRI of quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s knee would bring better news than expected, but that hope ran out on Monday.

The team announced on Monday afternoon that the test confirmed that Garoppolo has torn his left ACL. Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season as a result of the injury.

C.J. Beathard is now set to take over as the team’s starting quarterback. The 2017 third-round pick made five starts last season after the 49ers traded for Garoppolo before ultimately giving up the job after getting hurt late in a Week 12 loss to the Seahawks.

Beathard, who played in seven games overall, was 123-of-224 for 1,430 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions as a rookie.

The 49ers do not have a third quarterback on their 53-man roster. Nick Mullens is on the practice squad and their plans for a backup to Beathard will likely be among the topics addressed by head coach Kyle Shanahan in a press conference later on Monday.

48 responses to “49ers confirm Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

  1. Before anyone says “he should have stepped out of bounds.” Blah blah blah, he tore it before when he made a cut. And he can come back from this, so if you’re other line is “money blown” then you obviously don’t understand football contracts or injuries. Get well, Jimmy G!

  2. sorry, but that cut Jimmy tried to make upfield to run over a defender who all but shielded him going out of bounds at first is the dumbest football move i’ve seen since cleveland kept Hue;

  3. The crazy thing is Garrapolo is getting paid top 5 QB money and we still won’t know how he would perform over a full season. Yes he ended last year really well but than again after Dak’s rookie season I kept hearing from Cowboys fans how Dak was now the best QB in the division. Today? Not so much. Would have loved to have seen him more this season.

  4. Excuse me niners816 but it looked to me like he tore it trying to AVOID the sideline. That was the cut he was making.

    You hate to say he should have run out of bounds but he should have run out of bounds.

    Get well soon Jimmy!

  5. He was fragile in new England, sure discount me as salty Pat’s fan but I had a strong feeling he wouldn’t make the a whole season. Hes smaller and seemingly cant brace for hits properly.

  6. “Blah blah blah, he tore it before when he made a cut.”
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    Yep, the cut he made to turn back into the field of play. He keeps running out of bounds and he never makes that cut. Blah blah blah.

  7. Nah, no trades, you must be joking about Kaep.

    Let’s see what CJ can do. Let’s see if the 49ers D can step up knowing they cannot rely on the offense anymore.

    The 49ers are in year 2 of a 3 year rebuild. This might be a blessing in disguise.
    Next year, we get Jet. Garappolo should be back by OTA.

    Patience faithful….

  8. Hate to hear about injuries like this, even when it’s to a division rival. Hope he heals quickly. The Hawks-Niners rivalry will be better when he’s back on the field again.

  9. bummer news. . . so many injuries already this season around the league. hope he comes back 100% next year. – hawks fan

  10. Sad to hear about Jimmy. The positive is 49ers should be in position to draft Will Grier next year.

  11. This sucks. Was hoping some team in the NFCW would be able to challenge the Rams and make this a competitive division.

    Because seriously, that Seahawks win yesterday feels like a one-week fluke…

  12. Let’s just do our best and avoid the nonsensical desire to stir the pot and suggest they bring back Kaep. It ain’t happening. He was going to get cut last time until he opted out and nothing has changed except he has become more divisive, racist and polarizing.
    He wasn’t any good on his way out the door and he isn’t good today.

  13. niners816 says:
    September 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Before anyone says “he should have stepped out of bounds.” Blah blah blah, he tore it before when he made a cut. And he can come back from this, so if you’re other line is “money blown” then you obviously don’t understand football contracts or injuries. Get well, Jimmy G!

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    I also have little patience for people using this as justification for their opinion he was overrated or this was a bad contract. That said, he made the cut trying to stay in bounds.

  14. Trying to get an extra yard is not worth it. The QB gets protected like no other, so hard to feel bad for him when all he had to do was step out of bounds. I blame this on the league for making the QB feel as though they are invincible.

  15. I live in Arlington Ma and love Jimmy for he had a home in the same town. Jimmy got insured in the third game he played after during the Brandy suspension. His injury happened because he held the ball to long and got nailed in the pocket. After that the experts that watched the play stated he was going to be injured if asked to play an entire season. It looks like they were right.if he does come back I doubt he will ever make it through an entire season healthy. So much for him being better or the next Brady

  16. It’s tough, but you have to start questioning this guy’s ability to stay healthy. The 49ers used a draft pick and a ton of money on this guy, and now they’re right back in the same spot they were last year with Beathard. Only difference is now they have an expensive QB with some question marks around him. I doubt they make another trade (say for Nick Foles) after giving up what they did for Jimmy.

  17. Rich Rinn says:
    September 24, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    I live in Arlington Ma and love Jimmy for he had a home in the same town. Jimmy got insured in the third game he played after during the Brandy suspension. His injury happened because he held the ball to long and got nailed in the pocket. After that the experts that watched the play stated he was going to be injured if asked to play an entire season. It looks like they were right.if he does come back I doubt he will ever make it through an entire season healthy. So much for him being better or the next Brady

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    Oh I don’t know. By the time Jimmy comes back the NFL may have modified the rules so that it is no longer legal to even touch the QB in the pocket. Jimmy may be just fine.

  18. I have seen players crumble with non contact injuries, he probably would have blown that knee one way or the other. That cut and his knee buckled he was done.

  19. i thumbs down your comment says:
    The 49ers are in year 2 of a 3 year rebuild. This might be a blessing in disguise.
    Next year, we get Jet. Garappolo should be back by OTA.

    Patience faithful….
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    They’re in year 4 of a 12 year rebuild. Only the Cardinals are less relevant.

  20. Perfect time for jerrah to unload Yak. He can’t possibly be considering breaking the bank for the stiff and you can stockpile a few picks to trade up with and go after a real QB

  21. There are calls for Kap to be signed, but people do not realize that the 49ers offered him a contract when Lynch and Shanahan took over but he chose to move on as a free agent. Don’t know if he has changed his mind or not.

  22. largent80 says:

    The Hawks-Niners rivalry ……..

    There is no such thing. This faux rivalry was dreamt up by SheHawks fans to try to improve their self worth. You are an AFC team with zero relevance to our team or fan base. Perhaps after sustained success and a few more Superbowls, we may think about giving you some recognition as an NFC team.

  23. Not a Niners fan, but I am very sorry to hear this.

    This is extremely unfortunate.

    Jimmy really looks like he is going to be a top notch QB too.

    Very unfortunate…

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    September 24, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Sad to hear about Jimmy. The positive is 49ers should be in position to draft Will Grier next year.

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    Looks like the 49ers traded for the wrong QB….

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