Nick Mullens
Nick Mullens
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Elbow
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Mullens did not attempt a pass during the regular season with Jimmy Garoppolo returning to full strength in 2019. San Francisco unconventionally kept three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster, but the 25-year-old served as the primary backup over C.J. Beathard, with the latter occupying one of the seven inactive slots on game days. Mullens showed that he could air it out a bit (284.6 yards per game) when called upon in 2018, but that came at the expense of ball protection (13 touchdowns to 10 interceptions). Consider the former undrafted free agent a poor man's Jameis Winston if he is asked to step in for Jimmy G at any point during the 2020 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the 49ers in March of 2020.
Officially becomes free agent
QBFree Agent
Elbow
March 17, 2021
Mullens (elbow) became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
ANALYSIS
The 49ers elected not to tender Mullens a contract, so he's free to sign with any team. Mullens played 10 games (eight starts) for the 49ers last season, completing 65 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He's still in recovery mode from the elbow surgery that ended his season, so he could remain on the open market for the next few months until teams are fully convinced that he's healthy again.
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How do Nick Mullens' 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
6.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.5%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mullens quietly had his own coming-out party in the shadows of tight end George Kittle's star turn in 2018. The 23-year-old rookie went from practice squad quarterback, to one of the hottest starters down the stretch after racking up 2,277 passing yards and 13 touchdowns on 64 percent passing over the final eight games of the campaign. Mullen's aggressive downfield approach resulted in 10 interceptions over that span, but that same style earned him 8.3 YPA, which ranked fifth among all qualified NFL quarterbacks last year. As for this season, Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to come back healthy and reclaim his starting job right off the bat, leaving Mullens as the front runner in a competition for the backup job with C.J. Beathard, with the loser potentially being traded or cut before the 2019 season.
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Won't receive tender
QBFree Agent
Elbow
March 16, 2021
The 49ers do not plan to tender Mullens (elbow) as a restricted free agent, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Doesn't need TJ surgery
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
January 26, 2021
Mullens (elbow) avoided Tommy John surgery and should be healthy for the start of training camp, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Officially on injured reserve
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
December 25, 2020
The 49ers placed Mullens (elbow) on injured reserve Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Could require Tommy John surgery
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
December 22, 2020
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday that Mullens may need Tommy John surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Elbow surgery expected
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
December 22, 2020
Mullens is expected to undergo surgery after sustaining a right elbow surgery in Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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