KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was impressive in his return to Arrowhead Stadium, and Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes may have been even better, as the 49ers...
49ers QB Garoppolo looks to bounce back from rough week
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan is confident Jimmy Garoppolo has the physical tools to succeed as an NFL quarterback for the 49ers as evidenced by what he's shown over 10 starts in...
NFL 2019: 49ers need to deliver in Year 3 under Shanahan
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan gathered his team during the offseason program and delivered a clear message.
After one year of rebuilding and one plagued by injuries, the San...
Shanahan downplays Garoppolo’s rough return to action
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's return to game action for the San Francisco 49ers might have been a flop. But three rough series in an exhibition game aren't enough to...
Garappolo shaky in 49ers’ 24-15 win over Broncos
DENVER (AP) — Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders and 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo each made a triumphant return to action Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers' backups engineered a 24-15...
Garoppolo bounces back from 5-interception nightmare
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo relished lining up against another team Friday, and not just because his own defense intercepted five consecutive passes off him at their last...
Garoppolo has no good, very bad practice day for 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo had a practice to forget in his final session before facing an opposing defense for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in...
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't see a whole lot of value in a four-game preseason.
So with several players, including first-round draft pick Nick Bosa and running back Jerick...
Beathard, Mullens to split time when 49ers host Cowboys
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco quarterbacks C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens will split time during the 49ers' preseason opener Saturday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Jimmy Garoppolo working on ability to read defenses
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers want Jimmy Garoppolo to improve his ability to read defenses.
Through five training camp practices, Garoppolo has completed only 34 of 62...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared for everything when training camp begins for the San Francisco 49ers.
49ers Training Camp Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO (4-12)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Santa Clara, California
LAST YEAR: Season went awry early with QB Jimmy Garoppolo and RB Jerick McKinnon going down with season-ending knee...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo is going to summer school before starting training camp with the San Francisco 49ers.
Garoppolo is spending part of his down time between the end...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — While Jimmy Garoppolo recovered from a torn left ACL, his backups took center stage during the 49ers' minicamp.
49ers Draft Preview Capsule
2. SAN FRANCISCO (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Niners' season derailed early when QB Jimmy Garoppolo, RB Jerick McKinnon went down with season-ending knee injuries in September. Bigger problems came...
Garoppolo recovering well from major left knee injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has resumed throwing and taking drop backs as he rehabilitates from a major knee injury that derailed his first full season as San Francisco's starting...
Free Agency-49ers Capsule
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DB Jimmie Ward, WR Pierre Garcon, LB Mark Nzeocha, RB Alfred Morris, P Bradley Pinion, S Antone Exum, LS Kyle Nelson.
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Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing
Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.
The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland's Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn't lead their teams to the playoffs.
Garoppolo’s injury doomed 49ers season from start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All the optimism the San Francisco 49ers had coming into the season crumpled less than a month into the campaign when quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo blew out his knee.
Talk of a playoff run and a return to the upper echelon of the NFC was put on hold for yet another year as the 49ers were headed to a fourth straight losing season instead.
49ers QB Nick Mullens shows he belongs in NFL
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No matter what happens when Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy again and steps back in as starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Nick Mullens has proven there's a place for him somewhere in the NFL.
The former undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi who wasn't even deemed worthy enough to invite to the combine in 2017 has been one of the league's more prolific passers since getting his chance to play last month.
Kyle Shanahan off to rough start as 49ers coach
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan's coaching tenure hasn't quite gotten off to the greatest start in San Francisco.
He lost his first nine games with the 49ers last year before the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo provided a late-season spark with five straight wins to close a 6-10 campaign.
With Garoppolo sidelined by a season-ending knee injury in Week 3 this year, the Niners have started the season 2-10 for the second straight year under Shanahan.
Niners QB Nick Mullens is prepping for first road start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens is getting an extended look as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback, and an important test awaits Sunday.
Mullens will make the first road start of his NFL career against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his first chance to show how he handles a hostile environment after making his first two starts at home.
After the 49ers lost No. 1 quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a season-ending knee injury in Week 3, C.J. Beathard got the first crack at replacing him.
49ers 2017 draft class struggles in second year in NFL
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As Eli Manning drove the New York Giants down the field for the game-winning touchdown in the latest loss for San Francisco, two players expected to be foundation pieces for the 49ers defense were only spectators.
Reuben Foster missed his 10th game in two seasons because of injuries and suspension and fellow 2017 first-round pick Solomon Thomas remained on the sideline because he's not good enough to be on the field at crunch time.
Nick Mullens to start at QB for 49ers against Raiders
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens will make his NFL debut as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers against the Oakland Raiders.
The 49ers said Mullens will start Thursday night against Oakland after C.J. Beathard injured his right wrist last week. Beathard was unable to do much all week in practice, but will serve as the backup for the game against the Raiders.
Bay Area Bummer: Raiders, 49ers limp into prime-time meeting
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden's return to the sideline in Oakland and the prospect of a full season of Jimmy Garoppolo in San Francisco put optimism at a peak in the Bay Area heading into this NFL season.
That feeling went far beyond the partisan backers of the Raiders and 49ers and extended to the league and television network bosses who decided to put the final Battle of the Bay before the Raiders leave town for Las Vegas in 2020 on Thursday night football.
49ers, Cardinals match ugly 1-6 records in NFC West game
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — One thing for certain about Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals: No team in the NFL will have a worse record than the team that loses this one.
The 49ers and Cardinals stagger into the game at 1-6. San Francisco has lost five in a row since its lone win of the season, a victory over Detroit on Sept. 16, back before quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a season-ending knee injury.
Arizona's lone win came at San Francisco on Oct. 7.
49ers offense making strides under CJ Beathard
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard went toe-to-toe with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for nearly 60 minutes before the San Francisco 49ers fell just short at the end of another tough loss.
Despite playing with a backup quarterback with starter Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined for the season, the 49ers offense has shown signs of being productive of late even if it hasn't led to wins.
Longtime Eastern Illinois football coach Bob Spoo dies at 80
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80.
The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks.
Spoo retired in 2011 after 25 years as the Eastern Illinois coach. He had a career record of 144-131-1 and nine FCS playoff appearances.
Lack of takeaways leads to 49ers losses
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to stopping opposing offenses from moving the ball, the San Francisco 49ers defense has fared all right early this season.
When it comes to generating the game-changing takeaways that so often determine who wins in the NFL, no team has been worse so far.
There are many reasons why the 49ers are off to such a disappointing start with one win through five games, with the season-ending knee injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the most notable.
49ers impressed by Cardinals rookie QB Rosen after 1 start
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan took only a cursory look at Josh Rosen in his draft preparation last spring because the 49ers already had franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in place.
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has season-ending knee surgery
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon was watching his teammates from a hotel just days after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery when he saw quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's knee buckle.
McKinnon knew immediately what Garoppolo was enduring, having torn his own anterior cruciate ligament just three weeks earlier.
Injuries to QB, O-line, receivers put 49ers’ roster in flux
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are so banged up, they're not even sure which holes to fill first.
Three of San Francisco's five starting offensive linemen — left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston Richburg and right tackle Mike McGlinchey — suffered knee injuries during Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers that leave them questionable for this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
QB Beathard shows grit during Niners’ narrow loss to Bolts
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although C.J. Beathard knew he should slide, the San Francisco 49ers desperately needed a first down in the fourth quarter of a two-point game.
So Beathard kept running toward Casey Hayward, and the Los Angeles Chargers' Pro Bowl cornerback knocked the wind clean out of the quarterback with a devastating shoulder hit.
Niners unsure of status of top RBs Breida and Morris
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers still aren't certain about the availability of their top two running backs for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Niners’ Beathard gets second chance against Chargers
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Beathard's first game in his second stint as an NFL starting quarterback will be against the team he grew up rooting for.
The second-year signal caller will receive the most attention on Sunday when San Francisco faces the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center. Beathard is back in the starting spot after Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending knee injury in last week's loss at Kansas City.
SAN FRANCISCO (1-2) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 9½.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 0-3, LA Chargers 1-2.
SERIES RECORD - Tied 7-7
LAST MEETING - Chargers beat 49ers 38-35, OT, Dec. 20, 2014
LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Chiefs 38-27; Chargers lost to Rams, 35-23
AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 29, Chargers No. 20
NINERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (2), PASS (24).
NINERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (10), PASS (27).
49ers move on with Beathard after Garoppolo injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The time to feel down about star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's season-ending knee injury has passed.
The San Francisco 49ers know they now must prepare to go ahead with the rest of what was supposed to be a promising season with backup C.J. Beathard at the helm instead of the player who immediately became the face of the franchise.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver pickups for Week 4 as byes start
With the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo to a season-ending knee injury and the beginning of bye weeks rendering Cam Newton idle, many fantasy players will be looking for quarterback help this week.
If you need a long-term solution at the position, try to make a trade for someone more consistent. Yet there is one possible QB with upside who has the promise to make a real significant impact from the free agency pile.
49ers lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo to season-ending knee injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's addition last season immediately turned around the fortunes of the San Francisco 49ers. Now the 49ers will have to go back to life before Garoppolo for the rest of the season.
The Niners announced Monday that Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City, sidelining him for the rest of the season.
Chiefs, 49ers heading in opposite directions through 3 weeks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are on an upward trajectory, their blistering start spearheaded by a young, transcendent quarterback in Patrick Mahomes who is already setting NFL records.
The San Francisco 49ers are the opposite in every way.
49ers fear QB Garoppolo sustained season-ending ACL injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan was watching as Jimmy Garoppolo scrambled toward the 49ers sideline and, rather than safely duck out of bounds, stepped back to his right and took a wicked shot from Steven Nelson.
At first, the San Francisco coach thought his quarterback had sustained a concussion.
Turns out it may have been a season-ending knee injury.
Garoppolo looks for consistency going into matchup at Chiefs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's first two games of the season have been a mixed bag, with his shining moments counterbalanced by mistakes.
A stern challenge awaits San Francisco's young quarterback Sunday when the 49ers travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
"We know it's going to be loud," Garoppolo said before Wednesday's practice. "I played there my rookie year (with New England) and it was rocking. So we know what we're in for."
49ers fortunate to escape with 1st win after near collapse
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly squandering a 17-point fourth quarter lead left a sour taste in the mouths of the San Francisco 49ers following their first win of the season.
San Francisco held on for a 30-27 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a game that they seemed to have wrapped up before needing a favorable penalty call to escape.
49ers have little to celebrate after 30-27 win over Lions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman wasn't in a celebratory mood after his first win with the San Francisco 49ers.
That's what allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns and needing a favorable call by the officials just to avoid blowing a 17-point lead will do.
49ers hang on to beat Lions 30-27
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Another miscommunication almost led to another game-altering interception for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Only this time, the San Francisco 49ers got bailed out by a flag and held on to beat the Detroit Lions.
Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes and caught a break when a defensive holding call negated a late interception as the 49ers held on to beat the Lions 30-27 on Sunday.
Garoppolo faces old friend Patricia when 49ers host Lions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Patricia got an early taste of what Jimmy Garoppolo was capable of doing as an NFL quarterback.
As soon as Garoppolo was drafted in the second round by New England in 2014, he got the chance to match wits with Patricia almost every day in practice as Tom Brady's backup, while Patricia served as defensive coordinator for the Patriots.
49ers Garoppolo looks to rebound from 1st loss since college
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo didn't feel the need to throw any chairs, yell at teammates or do just about anything different following a season-opening loss.
Sure, he might have lost his first game as a starting quarterback since he was back at Eastern Illinois, but Garoppolo kept the same approach he had while leading the San Francisco 49ers to five straight wins to end last season.
Garoppolo finally takes loss, as 49ers fall to Vikings 24-16
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sooner or later, Jimmy Garoppolo was going to lose a game.
This was his toughest test yet as San Francisco's starting quarterback, facing a fierce Minnesota defense that refused to let him pass.
Cousins, Vikings hold on for 24-16 victory vs. 49ers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins gave the Minnesota Vikings exactly what they needed for a victorious debut by their new quarterback.
The throws Cousins made in tight coverage at important times were on target. Unlike Jimmy Garoppolo, he kept the ball out of the other team's hands.
Cousins passed for two touchdowns and the Vikings forced four turnovers, fueling a 24-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday that stuck Garoppolo with his first loss in eight games as an NFL starting quarterback.