After Jimmy G threw for just 77 yards with two INT’s, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan decided to bring in QB C.J. Beathard. With a $137.5 million contract, it’s not likely this is anything long-term.
Jimmy G has been benched in SF for C. J. Beathard at the start of the second half. pic.twitter.com/RYRdai1Hc4— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 11, 2020
San Francisco really had no choice here as no starting quarterback should be playing down 23 at halftime. Quarterbacks have come back from worse, but Jimmy G wasn’t showing any signs of life. He was clearly having a bad day.
One third-and-long stop away from being crowned Super Bowl MVP and now he’s on the wrong side of a laugher against Ryan Fitzpatrick. Life really hits you fast. Not that we feel bad for anyone making over $100 million in five years. Losing to the Dolphins still doesn’t feel any good.
Jimmy Garoppolo 1st half stats:— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 11, 2020
77 pass yds
15.7 Passer rating
Rough day for Jimmy G pic.twitter.com/jVDnJb7LOl
Coach Shanahan will have plenty of questions to answer about his decision, but this was the right play. No need to get Jimmy hurt trying to lead a team crumbled by injuries. Jimmy is a good player, but he’s no superman.