Nick Mullens
Nick Mullens
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
San Francisco 49ers
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the 49ers in September of 2018.
Wins backup QB job
QBSan Francisco 49ers
September 2, 2019
Head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Mullens won the backup job behind Jimmy Garoppolo to open the regular season, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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The 49ers opted to keep three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster (C.J. Beathard is the other) but Mullens ended up officially winning the backup job. This announcement comes as no surprise, as the team's deployment of the backups -- combined with Mullens' superior performance last season -- signified that this was the plan all along. Garoppolo is ready to start Week 1 after tearing his ACL last year, but Mullens proved that he can put up some fantasy-worthy numbers should the starter suffer another injury.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Nov 24th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
77.2
 
Cornerbacks
75.0
 
Safeties
72.8
 
Linebackers
87.6
 
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First QB off bench
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 25, 2019
Mullens completed eight of 11 pass attempts for 84 yards in Saturday's 27-17 preseason win over the Chiefs.
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Starts preseason opener
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 11, 2019
Mullens completed 11 of 17 pass attempts for 105 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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Forced to compete with Beathard
QBSan Francisco 49ers
March 27, 2019
Mullens will compete with C.J. Beathard for the No. 2 quarterback job in San Francisco, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "We'll rotate C.J. [Beathard] and Nick [Mullens] with the twos," coach Kyle Shanahan said Tuesday. "[We'll] flip a coin the first day."
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Throws three TDs in season finale
QBSan Francisco 49ers
December 30, 2018
Mullens completed 23 of 33 passes for 282 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 48-32 loss to the Rams.
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Fails to find end zone
QBSan Francisco 49ers
December 23, 2018
Mullens completed 22 of 38 passes for 241 yards and an interception in the 49ers' 14-9 loss to the Bears on Sunday.
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