Garoppolo won all five of his starts last season, leading to a $137.5 million contract this past offseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs' gamble to divest from Alex Smith and hand Patrick Mahomes the reins has been a good one. Even though the Chiefs only scored a field goal in the second half they clamped down and got the job done at home.
Defensive back Steven Nelson lined Garoppolo up and crushed Garoppolo along the left sideline. Nelson laid a hard hit, knocking out the San Francisco signal-caller for the game. The Niners are fearing the worst about Jimmy G's knee, and Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston can only blame one man for the terrible development.
That's when the San Francisco quarterback headed for the sideline, chose to stay in play rather step out of bounds, and ultimately put the rest of the 49ers' season in question. Practice squad member Nick Mullen is the only other QB now on the Niners' roster. Cornerback Richard Sherman left the game with a calf injury, while his replacement Jaquiski Tartt also exited early with an apparent wrist injury.
"That was his fault", Houston said of the injury that occurred in the fourth quarter of the 38-27 Chiefs victory.
49ers: Play the Chargers in Los Angeles next Sunday.