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.”