SANTA CLARA [url=]Che ap Adrian Clayborn Jersey[/url] , Calif. (AP) For coach Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers, this season has been about rebuilding for the future. But the process has suddenly been accelerated by the arrival of their new starting quarterback.

Jimmy Garoppolo starred in the team’s first road win of the year, a 15-14 victory at Chicago. He completed 26 of 37 passes for 293 yards, throwing for the most yardage ever by a San Francisco QB in his first start, and led a 14-play drive that set up a winning field goal with four seconds remaining.

”(We) went in not really sure how it would be, but I think it went a lot better than expected [url=]C heap Vincent Valentine Jersey[/url] ,” Shanahan said Monday.

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It  appears the 49ers (2-10) finally have a long-term answer for the game’s most important position after winning just seven regular season games combined over the previous two seasons.

Garoppolo took over the starting job from rookie C.J. Beathard, who exited a loss Nov. 26 to Seattle late in the fourth quarter with hip and knee injuries. That allowed Shanahan to make the expected switch to Tom Brady’s former backup, giving Garoppolo 33 days since being acquired from New England to learn Shanahan’s offense before becoming the starter.

The results were about as promising as could be expected. Garoppolo converted 10 of 18 third downs, marking the first time San Francisco reached double-digit conversions since 2007.