Garoppolo will miss the remainder of the 2018 season.
Awful news came through the National Football League yesterday as the San Francisco 49ers fear that their talented quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a torn ACL during their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Garoppolo was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of yesterday's 38-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after his left knee buckled right before making contact with cornerback Steven Nelson.
The Niners struggled with Beathard and Brian Hoyer last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. Garoppolo signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract during the offseason. This season, he has led the team to a 1-2 record with five touchdowns and three interceptions.
He was most recently in camp with the Saints and appeared to be in line for the backup quarterback job until New Orleans traded for Teddy Bridgewater, who was awarded the No. 2 quarterback job. "I know how disappointed he is", Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game. The second-year pro started seven games for the 49ers last season, throwing four touchdowns and six interceptions.