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So, this really really sucks. Jimmy Garoppolo’s season and legend was just getting started and then a freak accident ends his season. I know a lot of us are disappointed but I guess I’ll point out some things.

1: What were you expecting this year? The 49ers are not sniffing a Super Bowl.

2: This is not a lost season.

This is another developmental season, just as it was when Garoppolo was under center, but one with higher expectations. Just because C.J. Beathard is in there doesn’t mean expectations have changed. He’s in his second year. It’s not a rookie season, he’s had the playbook. Time to show he knows it (that touchdown pass was NICE on Sunday, too bad the refs ruined it). The rest of the rookies? Learn this difficult offense so the 49ers can prepare for next year.

Garoppolo? Have a safe recovery and study that playbook with the time you have. This is not ideal, with Garoppolo it was a developmental season with the playoffs as the absolute ceiling, but it’s safe to say the 49ers are not ready for a postseason run. They still need an edge-rusher (or anyone that can get the quarterback for that matter), they need to get the offensive tackle position ironed out for when Joe Staley retires (either move Mike McGlinchey or draft someone else entirely) and a guard wouldn’t hurt either. If anything, this might make it so that’s possible.

Beyond his bad game in Minnesota, Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t look terrible. It’s a shame that his development is put on ice for a year but that doesn’t mean the entire team’s has.

Besides, I think Beathard is going to surprise a few people.

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49ers injury update: Matt Breida questionable heading into Week 4 (Madson)

Kyle Shanahan names several quarterbacks 49ers plan to work out Tuesday (KNBR)

Seven ways Jimmy Garoppolo’s devastating injury changes the 49ers (Biderman)

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What a horrible night to have a curse...