CJ Beathard will be in line to start right away, but head coach Kyle Shanahan did say the team needed a third quarterback in the building.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so the San Francisco 49ers will begin replacing Jimmy Garoppolo by working out Tom Savage, per Jordan Schultz of ESPN. The Niners struggled with Beathard last season before the midseason addition of Garoppolo changed their fortunes. He will not play again in 2018 after signing a 5-year, $137 million deal with the 49ers during the offseason.
The 49ers will have to wait another year to earn dividends on that investment.
Shanahan also said the 49ers will promote quarterback Nick Mullens from the practice squad. "Nothing against him. This happens with everyone".
Garoppolo had gone 20-of-30 for 251 yards for two touchdown and no interceptions before leaving the game. We liked him a lot coming out of college.
He went 1-4 in those starts, as he completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,430 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Fitzpatrick led his team to 17 fourth-quarter points to make it close.