The San Francisco 49ers are set to play in the Wild Card playoffs today, making their return to the postseason after coming just short of the Super Bowl last season.
They are a strong team that finished the regular season with a record of 13-4, earning them the No. 1 seed in the NFC West. The team has a talented roster, which is currently being led by quarterback Brock Purdy, who has had a solid season since stepping up to replace starter Jimmy Garoppolo.
Today, the 49ers will be facing off against a tough opponent in their division rivals the Seattle Seahawks, but the 49ers will be looking to use their home-field advantage to secure a win and advance to the next round of the playoffs. But who exactly will be starting at quarterback today?
Will Jimmy Garoppolo play in the 49ers game today? (January 14)
If you’re hoping to see Jimmy Garoppolo play against the Seahawks in the Super Wild Card Weekend game for the 49ers, we have some disappointing news. Garoppolo’s foot injury is going to continue to keep him on the sideline as he has been ruled out for the game and will not be starting for the 49ers.
With Garoppolo out once again, the 49ers will start Brock Purdy who has been putting up some amazing stats since going in as the starter. Today, he’ll make his first NFL start in a playoff game as he looks to help his team make it into the Divisional Round.
Jimmy Garoppolo injury update
Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off the field during the first quarter of the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphin. In the game, Garoppolo suffered a broken foot which ruled him out of the regular season. As he did manage to avoid surgery, there is a chance he could be able to play in the postseason though it seems unlikely Head Coach Kyle Shanahan will bench Brock Purdy after how he’s been playing since coming off the bench.