SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will play against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday, 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Friday.
After he practiced Wednesday and Thursday, the 49ers expected Garoppolo to play on Sunday. Shanahan did not confirm until Friday afternoon.
Shanahan revealed Garoppolo’s status Friday morning during an interview on 95.7 KNBR, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.
#49ers coach Kyle Shanahan tells @knbrmurph on KNBR this morning that it’s looking like Jimmy Garoppolo will return on Sunday against the Dolphins. Shanahan wants to see Garoppolo get through today’s practice without issue before making that decision official.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) October 9, 2020
Garoppolo missed the past two and half games due to a high ankle sprain he received while playing against the New York Jets back in September. Backup QB Nick Mullens replaced Garoppolo for the 49ers’ games against the New York Giants — which they won — and the Philadelphia Eagles, which the 49ers lost.
Shanahan also revealed that the team listed Mullens as inactive and that he promoted C.J. Beathard to be Garoppolo’s backup.
San Francisco has a 20-6 record when Garoppolo starts, compared to a 5-21 mark with any other quarterback since Shanahan arrived in 2017.
This story will be updated.
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