Jimmy Garoppolo #10 and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers suffered a big blow after Jimmy Garoppolo saw his season end abruptly due to a foot injury. Getty Images | Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers


  • The 49ers have lost Jimmy Garoppolo to injury
  • Garoppolo faces an uncertain NFL offseason
  • A new quarterback is tasked to fill in a huge void for the team

Jimmy Garoppolo appeared to be getting his act together, but the two-time Super Bowl champion's run has come to an abrupt end.

The 31-year-old play-caller suffered a season-ending foot injury on Sunday, December 4 in the San Francisco 49ers' 33-17 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Garoppolo will need to undergo surgery, meaning he will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 NFL season.

"It's pretty crushing. We know what Jimmy's been through, how hard he's worked at this," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game via the Associated Press. "That was a really cool game, just as a team and all the stuff that went on throughout the game and just be able to overcome some things. So it's such a special win. But definitely mixed emotions hearing about Jimmy."

It was a huge blow to the Niners who have won five-straight games and are considered one of the top teams in the NFC.

As a result of Garoppolo's season-ending injury, Shanahan will have no choice but to go with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.

Purdy was the final draft pick of the last NFL Draft and will now hold the most important job with the 49ers.

The former Iowa State star had thrown just nine passes in mop-up duty in a Week 7 loss to Kansas City before being told by quarterbacks coach Brian Griese it would be his time in the spotlight on Sunday.

"It wasn't like I was out there like shaking like, 'Oh, shoot, what do I do? What's my read?' None of that. Every single week I act like I'm the starter. I prepare like I'm the starter. My name was called. Coach Griese said let's roll," Purdy shared.

As for Garoppolo, the season-ending injury will once again put him in a spot as he is currently on a one-year deal and agreed to a pay cut of $6.5 million in the offseason.

"I'm all right," he told reporters after the game. "A little sore but nothing bad."

His latest injury will be a factor after the current NFL season to determine where he could be playing next.

Garoppolo played in all but three games in 2018 and missed all but six games in 2020.

He underwent shoulder surgery in the offseason, and there is no telling how much time he will need to recover from his latest injury.

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo faces a grim future once his current contract with the San Francisco 49ers expires. Getty Images | Stacy Revere