"I know Jimmy is really down about it and so are we but it's still going to be all right". This season, he's been with the New Orleans Saints, but has not played a game. The 49ers have also reached out to Matt Moore.
"That's what I said a year ago and it's the same situation now", Shanahan said.
The Niners struggled with Beathard and Brian Hoyer last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. Beathard was sacked 19 times last season.
The 49ers signed Garoppolo last February to a five-year, $137.5 million contract that included a total of $74.1 million in injury guarantees over the life of the deal.
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The 49ers will have to wait another year to earn dividends on that investment. The team now sits at 1-2 after a 38-27 loss to the Chiefs.
Garoppolo suffered a non-contact injury to his left knee as he attempted to absorb a hit from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson near the end of the 49ers' 38-27 loss. It's likely that Nick Mullens, who is now on the practice squad, will be promoted to the active roster at some point and will serve as the team's backup, at least for the upcoming game.
Yates threw for four touchdowns and three interceptions in four games for Houston in 2017.
"I have a lot of confidence in C.J.", Shanahan said.