"I can't pick one thing", Kyle Shanahan said when asked about the most frustrating part of the first half.
He scrambled to his left on third and goal from the 20, but instead of stepping out of bounds inside the 10, he tried to cut back inside, where he was crunched by cornerback Steven Nelson. On the play after Garoppolo's injury, Beathard hit Kittle for a would-be touchdown, though it was erased by an offensive pass interference call against the Niners.
With Garoppolo feared lost for the season, it appears that C.J. Beathard will reassume the starting job he lost about a month after Garoppolo was acquired in a trade a year ago from the Patriots. Mahomes responded by torching San Francisco's banged-up pass defense for 314 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-27 victory over the 49ers. No hesitation. C.J.is a gamer. "I feel like it will really help me going forward having had the experience". Mahomes has has yet to turn the ball over in his first season as an National Football League starter, completing 62-of-93 passes for 896 yards.
"It's huge having already played a year ago in six games", Beathard said. The 49ers are 1-2 this year.
The 49ers already have dealt with crushing blows on offense this season.
Beathard was only other quarterback the 49ers had on the 53-man roster to start the season, so assuming Garoppolo's has a torn ACL an addition will need to be made.
But in the near-term, and perhaps for the rest of the season, the 49ers will probably be rolling with Beathard starting in place of Garoppolo.