49ers excited for Jimmy Garoppolo's first start for team

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo rolls out against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Garoppolo makes his first start for San Francisco when the 49ers visit the Chicago Bears on Sunday. (AP Photo/John Hefti, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Just over a month after arriving as the franchise quarterback of the future in San Francisco, Jimmy Garoppolo is set for his first start with the 49ers.

Garoppolo got three days of practice work with the starters this week. He has worked with coach Kyle Shanahan to put together a game plan he is comfortable with despite his limited knowledge of the offense for the game Sunday between the 49ers (1-10) and the Chicago Bears (3-8).

“It’s been fun,” Shanahan said of the process. “Each day as he’s gotten more reps, he gets a better understanding of things. He has more questions after going through it. It’s been good to get some live reps and go in and watch the tape. To have his first full week, or three days in a row, to get all the reps, has been good for him.”

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