Jimmy Garoppolo out for season with torn ACL


He was carted to the locker room and afterwards the 49ers feared the worst, which was confirmed Monday.

Jimmy Garoppolo's addition last season immediately turned around the fortunes of the San Francisco 49ers. He also stepped into a heavy hit upon making the cut.

With five minutes remaining against the Chiefs, the 49ers were trailing 38-24 when Garoppolo led them on a near-scoring drive in the final minutes, as Fox News previously reported. That's when the San Francisco quarterback headed for the sideline.

Kaepernick went 28-30 in five years as the 49ers' starter, throwing for 12,271 yards and 72 touchdowns.

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"With Jimmy G out for the season, maybe the 49ers should sign Colin Kaepernick", posted one Twitter user, who described himself as a professional sports bettor.

The team now has only two other quarterbacks on the roster. Beathard is now the only other quarterback on San Francisco's roster, so he'll presumably start in Garoppolo's absence barring a trade or free-agent signing.

The Niners struggled with Beathard and Brian Hoyer last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. His loss is a crushing blow for the Niners, who just signed the 26-year-old to the richest contract in National Football League history this offseason and now must turn to backup quarterback C.J. Beathard to salvage their season.