​A season that started with so much promise for the San Francisco 49ers has fallen victim to failed expectations. The Niners sit at 1-2 fresh off a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, but it's the status of their $137 million investment that ought to concern the team moving forward.


​Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off the field with a knee injury after attempting to avoid contact on a scramble. While it was a non-contact injury, ​the Niners feared the worst with Jimmy G. Sadly those fears have been realized, and Garoppolo will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

With Garoppolo out for the remainder of the year, CJ Beathard will step in as the starting QB. Originally a mid-round draft pick out of Iowa, Beathard has yet to show much promise in game action, but clearly has given the Niners some inclination he can be a consistent option as a backup.

Unless the 49ers make a corresponding move, Beathard will be called upon next week against the Chargers. San Francisco faces an uphill climb to contention in the NFC West.