The San Francisco 49ers had high hopes for the 2018 season, but just three weeks into the season and their dreams of being a legit contender in the NFC appear to be over.
With Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season with a torn ACL, the 49ers are looking at all their options. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers (1-2), who had planned their rebuild around Garoppolo. Garoppolo signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract during the offseason.
Garoppolo suffered the injury while trying to make a play late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
With Garoppolo on the shelf, San Francisco will hand quarterback duties to C.J. Beathard. Savage has a 57.5 percent completion rate with 2,000 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Acquired by trade from the New England Patriots, Garoppolo led the 49ers for a 5-0 record as a starter during the 2017 season.
Beathard started five games as a rookie previous year, completing 54.9 percent of his passes with four touchdowns, six interceptions, 19 sacks, 6.4 yards per attempt and a 69.2 passer rating that was second lowest in the NFL. Beathard was sacked 19 times last season.