The San Francisco 49ers fear that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL in the team's Week 3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said following his team's 38-27 defeat. The quarterback is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.
Garoppolo wound up playing his best game of the season Sunday, throwing two touchdowns against zero interceptions, completing 66.6 percent of his passes and finishing with an impressive 114.7 passer rating, albeit against a suspect Chiefs defense. "I knew that from the day we met, when we got drafted together".
Top cornerback Richard Sherman went down with a calf injury, while backup Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury. But after driving for a potential score in the fourth quarter, Garoppolo was flushed from the pocket and headed for the sideline. They finally settled for a field goal on their final trip inside the 20, one on which they advanced no deeper than the Niners' 19-yard line.
Beathard will make his first start of the season next Sunday when the 49ers travel to Carson to face the Los Angeles Chargers.
As Mahomes - who threw three touchdowns in the win - was walking through a tunnel at Arrowhead, he noticed that Garoppolo was on a cart in front of him.
"They do a lot of things".
Still, the 49ers leaned on running backs Alfred Morris and Matt Breida and the strong arm of their quarterback to mount a comeback. The 26-year-old led the team to a 2-1 record.
That's when the San Francisco quarterback headed for the sideline, chose to stay in play rather step out of bounds, and ultimately put the rest of the 49ers' season in question.
Following two Kareem Hunt touchdowns, Mahomes spent the rest of the first half electrifying an already amped crowd. We'll grade the tape hard and see what we did wrong. Every single time we come off to the sidelines, everybody's excited about what just happened on the field. It's not my first time in a live National Football League game in the regular season. That's Jimmy G. But guess what, we got C.J. up next.