49ers snap count: Garoppolo's long-awaited debut


SANTA CLARA – Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s debut with the 49ers came unexpectedly with 1 minute, 7 seconds remaining in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Up until the point starting quarterback C.J. Beathard remained on the ground with a left leg injury, coach Kyle Shanahan said he gave no consideration to making a change at quarterback.

“If I felt that was because of the quarterback, I would have made a change,” Shanahan said following the 49ers’ 24-13 loss to Seattle.

Garoppolo entered the game long enough to run for 4 yards, and complete both passing attempts for a total of 18 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown to wide receiver Louis Murphy on the final play of the game after scrambling out of the pocket.

Beathard is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination on his left knee and hip on Monday to determine his availability for this week’s game against the Chicago Bears. Shanahan said he was in no rush to make a decision on when to start Garoppolo for the first time.

“We’ll watch this tape (Monday), work with him Monday and Tuesday and see what happens in practice for Wednesday,” Shanahan said.

He added the brief playing time Garoppolo experienced on Sunday will not carry much weight in determining Garoppolo’s readiness to step into the huddle and run the 49ers’ offense for an entire game.

“No, those plays have nothing to do with anything,” Shanahan said. “That’s just running around and made a great play, but those have no bearing on it at all.”

Garoppolo was not the only player to make his debut with the 49ers on Sunday. Just days after the 49ers claimed Sheldon Day and Cassius Marsh off waivers, they played 30 and 27 plays, respectively, as part of the 49ers’ eight-man rotation on the defensive line.

Here is a look at the 49ers’ playing time on offense, defense and special teams:

(71 plays)
Quarterback – C.J. Beathard 68, Jimmy Garoppolo
Running back – Carlos Hyde 64, Kyle Juszczyk 16, Matt Breida 7
Wide receiver – Marquise Goodwin 54, Trent Taylor 47, Kendrick Bourne 33, Louis Murphy 33, Aldrick Robinson 22
Tight end – Garrett Celek 48, George Kittle 25, Logan Paulsen 6
Offensive line – Daniel Kilgore 71, Brandon Fusco 71, Laken Tomlinson 71, Erik Magnuson 71, Joe Staley 70, Darrell Williams 1.

(67 plays)
Defensive line – DeForest Buckner 49, Solomon Thomas 49, Earl Mitchell 43, Sheldon Day 30, Tank Carradine 28, Cassius Marsh 27, Ronald Blair 24, Elvis Dumervil 20
Linebacker – Reuben Foster 67, Brock Coyle 62, Eli Harold 23, Mark Nzeocha 1
Cornerback – Dontae Johnson 66, Ahkello Witherspoon 63, K’Waun Williams 44, Greg Mabin 3
Safety – Eric Reid 67, Antone Exum 40, Leon Hall 31

(30 plays)
Dekoda Watson 25, Dexter McCoil 21, Elijah Lee 21, Breida 21, Nzeocha 21, Celek 17, Mabin 15, Bradley Pinion 14, Robinson 14, Marsh 13, Kyle Nelson 12, Raheem Mostert 11, Harold 11, Witherspoon 11, Johnson 10, Exum 9, Juszczyk 9, Paulsen 8, Coyle 7, Buckner 7, Thomas 2=7, Reid 7, Taylor 7, Mitchell 6, Robbie Gould 4, Zane Beadles 4, Hall 4, Bourne 3, Kilgore 3, Fusco 3, Tomlinson 3, Magnuson 3, Staley 3, Dumervil 2, Foster 2, Williams 2, Blair 1


WR Victor Bolden
DB Adrian Colbert (thumb)
LB Pita Taumoepenu
DL Aaron Lynch
OT Trent Brown (shoulder)
DL Leger Douzable
DL D.J. Jones

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