MRI showed what 49ers feared: Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and his season is over, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 24, 2018
Now this, of course, comes just over seven months after a five-year, $137.5-million extension was agreed upon between the two sides. Not great, Bob. And most of all, extremely unfortunate (and unlucky). Sunday, Garoppolo left the game after this play:
Left knee injury for Garoppolo. pic.twitter.com/qELPKnDO5B
— ACL Recovery Club (@ACLrecoveryCLUB) September 23, 2018
That’s as bad as it gets.
Last season, the 49ers went 5-0 in Jimmy G’s starts. He went 120-of-178 (67.4%) while racking up 1,590 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. That’s good for a passer rating of 96.2. And, a QBR of 80.7. Then, the Niners took a big risk — they put pen to paper on a big extension. Of course, there’s not a whole lot of reason to second-guess that. This is just bad luck.
This season didn’t start as well, though. Through three games, he went 53-of-89 (59.6%) for 718 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Still good enough for a passer rating of 90, but not up to the bar he set a season ago. And now, the 49ers won’t have his services for the rest of the 2018 season.
So here’s to hoping for a full recovery.