Bears will face 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in his first start

  • Bears will face 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in his first start

Bears will face 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in his first start

San Francisco 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo (10) runs with the ball against Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter of their National Football League game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Garoppolo, who played his college ball at Eastern Illinois, was traded to the Niners from the New England Patriots earlier this season.

Garoppolo can only hope his first 49ers start goes as spectacular as he finished his 49ers debut Sunday, when he threw a touchdown pass as time expired, albeit in a 24-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. After sitting for two games and almost all of a third, Tom Brady's ex-backup briefly entered the 49ers' loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, throwing a touchdown pass to Louis Murphy as time expired.

Jimmy Garoppolo's first start with his new team will come against his hometown team. "That's up to Jimmy and how it works out here and we're going to work our best to get him ready". The Pats took him in the second round of the 2014 draft, but he made just two starts in four seasons with the team while playing behind future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. In two starts with the Patriots, he threw four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and had a rating of 120.8.

It's Jimmy Garoppolo time in San Francisco.

Beathard suffered a bruised knee and strained hip Sunday, but neither was deemed serious.

Both Kyle Shanahan and Garoppolo will speak to the media on Wednesday.

"When you're making a long-term decision on someone for your organization, for you to pay him the amount of money that you do for quarterbacks, that's a big deal", Shanahan said. It is unclear whether Beathard's injuries had anything to do with Shanahan's decision.