49ers QB chaos: Garoppolo will practice, but Beathard to start with Mullens facing surgery

Major news hit the 49ers’ quarterback unit Tuesday, two days after the defending NFC champions were eliminated from playoff contention. — Nick Mullens, who went 2-6 as a fill-in starter this season, is facing Tommy John surgery to repair an elbow injury he sustained in Sunday’s loss at Dallas. — Jimmy Garoppolo is cleared to resume practicing but coach Kyle Shanahan does not plan to play him the remaining two games. — C.J. Beathard will start Saturday against the host Arizona Cardinals, two years after his last start came against them at State Farm Stadium. — Josh Johnson, a veteran safeguard …

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