The 49ers announced Tuesday morning the trade in which they acquire quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick.
Garoppolo is scheduled to arrive in the Bay Area on Tuesday and must pass a physical in order for the trade to become official. Garoppolo has not appeared in a game this season as Tom Brady’s backup.
“We are thrilled for Jimmy to join the 49ers family,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said in a statement. “Jimmy is a player we have researched extensively since Kyle (Shanahan) and I joined the 49ers. I am extremely pleased this came together today, and we all think it is a big win for our organization.
“Albeit in limited game action, Jimmy has displayed the characteristics and traits that we believe are vital to being a successful quarterback in this league. He has had the rare opportunity to sit and learn from a future Hall of Fame quarterback in a championship atmosphere. We look forward to Jimmy joining the team tomorrow and hitting the ground running.”
Garoppolo is scheduled to participate in a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers are off on Tuesday and will return on Wednesday for practice and meetings to begin preparations to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard is scheduled to remain as the team’s starter until Garoppolo gets acclimated well enough in the Shanahan’s offense to take over.