Former Brady backup now starter in San Fran

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers will start Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback this week.
    
The 49ers said coach Kyle Shanahan met with his quarterbacks Tuesday to tell them Garoppolo will make his first start for San Francisco (1-10) this weekend at Chicago (3-8).
    
The Niners acquired Garoppolo on Oct. 31 from New England for a 2018 second-round pick to be the franchise's long-term quarterback.
    
After taking time to learn the new offense, Garoppolo made his San Francisco debut in Sunday's 24-13 loss to Seattle after starter C.J. Beathard left with injuries to his hip and knee with just over a minute left.
    
Garoppolo completed both passes, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Louis Murphy.

© 2017 Associated Press


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