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Jimmy Garoppolo pulled for C.J. Beathard after ugly first half

Miami Dolphins v San Francisco 49ers

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 11: Eldon Roberts #44 of the Miami Dolphins sacks quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of their NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on October 11, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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After an ugly first half, the 49ers sent starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the sideline.

C.J. Beathard took the field as the quarterback at the start of the second half against the Dolphins.

Garoppolo has been dealing with an ankle injury, and it’s possible coach Kyle Shanahan just decided to let him rest the ankle after the 49ers fell behind 30-7.

But it may also be that Shanahan didn’t want to see any more from Garoppolo, who was awful in the first half: He completed just 7 of 17 passes for 77 yards, with no touchdowns, two interceptions, a fumble and three sacks.

If Beathard were somehow to lead the 49ers to a comeback victory, he might take the starting job. But this 49ers offense looks like its going nowhere, no matter who is at quarterback.