Jimmy Garoppolo, former Rolling Meadows Mustang, will get first start with Niners this weekend vs. Bears

Vinnie Duber
NBC Sports Chicago
<p>Arlington Heights native and Rolling Meadows High School product Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first start with the San Francisco 49ers when his new team takes on the Bears at Soldier Field.</p>

Jimmy Garoppolo, former Rolling Meadows Mustang, will get first start with Niners this weekend vs. Bears

Arlington Heights native and Rolling Meadows High School product Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first start with the San Francisco 49ers when his new team takes on the Bears at Soldier Field.

Jimmy Garoppolo's first start with his new team will come against his hometown team.

The San Francisco 49ers announced that Garoppolo, an Arlington Heights native and Rolling Meadows High School product, will get his first start since joining the team in this weekend's game against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Garoppolo, who played his college ball at Eastern Illinois, was traded to the Niners from the New England Patriots earlier this season. The Pats took him in the second round of the 2014 draft, but he made just two starts in four seasons with the team while playing behind future Hall of Famer Tom Brady.

It's been former Iowa Hawkeye quarterback C.J. Beathard starting the last five games for the Niners, the team the Bears traded with on draft day earlier this year to select Mitch Trubisky with the No. 2 pick. Beathard threw three touchdown passes compared to five interceptions in his five starts, during which the Niners went 1-4.

Beathard was injured in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, which pressed Garoppolo into brief duty. Garoppolo completed both of his passing attempts in that appearance, including one for a touchdown.

In 18 career games, Garoppolo has completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 708 yards, throwing six touchdown passes and no interceptions.

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