The San Francisco 49ers have needed to cope with quite a few accidents on either side of the ball this season, together with at quarterback. These points below heart have affected all of them season, and their troubles worsened on Tuesday. Based on NBC Sports activities’ Matt Maiocco, Nick Mullens, who has began the final six video games, sustained an elbow damage towards the Dallas Cowboys this previous Sunday that may require surgical procedure and knock him out for the rest of the season. One other 49ers quarterback, veteran Josh Johnson, was additionally positioned on the Reserve/COVID-19 listing on Tuesday, which implies C.J. Beathard ought to get the beginning towards the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16.
The 49ers did announce some constructive information concerning their quarterbacks on the identical day, however with simply two video games remaining within the common season, it might not matter. San Francisco formally opened up the 21-day apply window for Jimmy Garoppolo, even if the 49ers would not have a shot on the postseason. Garoppolo landed on injured reserve in early November with a excessive ankle sprain. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned he could be shocked if Garoppolo performed within the remaining two video games, however it seems they’re a minimum of going to present him a shot to return within the unlikely occasion he feels ok to go well with up.
Beathard would be the third quarterback to start out for the 49ers this season. He has performed in 4 video games up to now this yr, and has accomplished 28 of 45 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns. The 49ers are within the midst of a three-game shedding streak — the newest loss coming towards the Cowboys. In aid of Mullens on Sunday, Beathard accomplished 5 of seven passes for 100 yards and one landing. In a while Tuesday, the 49ers reportedly reached an settlement with former No. 10 general choose Josh Rosen, who’s at present on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers apply squad. He’ll doubtless again up Beathard transferring ahead.