NFL free agency rumors: 49ers likely to sign QB Tom Savage

The 49ers are likely signing quarterback Tom Savage, according to ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.

Schultz reports Tuesday is the target date for the signing, and Savage will need to undergo a physical.

The 49ers are looking for QB depth in the wake of Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending ACL injury in Week 3. His replacement, second-year QB C.J. Beathard, has averaged 347 yards passing in two starts, with four touchdowns and four interceptions. Yet his backup, Nick Mullens, is a rookie, so it couldn’t hurt for the 49ers to bring in Savage as insurance.

A fourth-round pick by the Texans in 2014, Savage started nine games in three seasons in Houston, passing for 2,000 yards with a 57.5 percent completion rate. He had five touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Savage joined the Saints as a free agent in March but didn’t make the 53-man roster.