San Francisco 49ers will give Garoppolo the starting nod for the first time against the Chicago Bears in Week 13, the team announced Tuesday. San Francisco shipped a 2018 second-round pick to the New England Patriots for Garoppolo before this year’s trade deadline.
What happened Sunday? After quarterback C.J. Beathard went down with a left knee injury late in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo made his debut for the 49ers.
With a little more than a minute left in the game, Garoppolo showed fans a glimpse of his talent. The Seahawks held a commanding 24-6 lead, but San Fransisco was in the red zone threatening to score.
Garoppolo orchestrated the hurry-up offense and collected the 49ers’ lone touchdown with a 10-yard strike to receiver Louis Murphy.