Arizona Cardinals: Making preparations for two

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo /

The Arizona Cardinals face a new look at quarterback in the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday

Last time the Arizona Cardinals faced the San Francisco 49ers was on October 2nd.  Brian Hoyer was their quarterback.  On Sunday, it could be one of two guys.

The 49ers traded for New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.  Since the trade happened mid-week, the through was there wouldn’t be enough time for him to learn anything to play this weekend.

The announced starter by 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is C.J. Beathard, the rookie out of Iowa.  Beathard became the starter a few weeks ago.

However Cardinals players aren’t buying it.  Many of them believe that the 49ers will start Garoppolo or at the very least, play him some.

They are preparing as if they will see him play on Sunday.  Certainly I would not rule it out but what is there to gain by playing him this quickly?

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If the 49ers were in the thick of the race or at least were in the hunt, seeing him play would make sense.  He’s only been with the team since Wednesday.

Shanhan did convey he wasn’t sure when we’d see Garoppolo play this season, if at all.  I don’t buy the he’s not playing this year bit.  Not at all.

You don’t go out and make a trade for your possible future quarterback and don’t see what he has when your team is 0-8 soon to be either 1-8 or 0-9.  So maybe the Cardinals players know what’s up?

Any sign of trouble on Sunday, maybe we do get to see Garoppolo.  In order for that to happen, that would mean the Cardinals are doing well.

The Cardinals have the personnel to make noise and disrupt both 49ers quarterbacks.  They just haven’t shown much of it so far this season.

At least the Cardinals will go in prepared no matter what happens.  That is a sign of a team that still wants to win and hasn’t given up.