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Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Date of Birth:  03/21/1995
Age:  27
Height  6'1"
Weight:   210
College:  Southern Mississippi
Drafted:  2017 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB


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Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The Raiders are signing Nick Mullens.

Las Vegas also signed Garrett Gilbert this offseason, but we would expect Mullens might have the edge for the No. 2 job behind Derek Carr. Remember, Mullens made his lone start last season against the Raiders in what turned out to be a very close 16-14 loss for the Browns.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The Browns are signing Nick Mullens to their practice squad, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Mullens was recently released by the Eagles, but he will essentially be Cleveland's No. 3 quarterback with Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum on the 53-man roster. The 26-year-old had previously thrown for 4,714 yards in 19 career games (16 starts) with the 49ers.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The Eagles have released Nick Mullens.

The move corresponds with Philly acquiring Gardner Minshew from the Jaguars, as the team's quarterback room is now set with Jalen Hurts, Joe Flacco, and Minshew. Mullens really struggled in preseason action this month, but we would expect he will get another shot to be someone's No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback based on what he's shown in previous years for regular season games.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The Eagles are signing Nick Mullens.

Mullens went 5-11 in 16 starts with the 49ers over the past three seasons, and he was likely waiting for the right landing spot by not signing until the middle of June. Philadelphia has typically kept three quarterbacks on the roster in recent years, so look for Mullens to slide in behind Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco this fall. Notably, the 26-year-old is averaging 248.1 passing yards per game for his career.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens underwent elbow surgery in December, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

According to Garafolo, the injury wasn't as bad as initially feared, and Mullens should be 100% for training camp. Based on all the potential quarterback movement this offseason, it's entirely possible that San Francisco has an entirely new room in 2021.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens is getting right elbow surgery, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco.

[UPDATE: It might be Tommy John surgery for Mullens, which carries a lengthy recovery time and may knock him out for all of 2021.] Mullens' year ends with a 64.7% completion percentage, 2,437 passing yards, 12 passing touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in ten games (eight starts). Mullens has gained valuable experience in Kyle Shanahan's offense over the past few years, which will help him moving forward with the Niners or another team.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens will start in Week 3.

This likely means that Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will be ruled out later today. Mullens has starting experience and should play well in real life for the Niners, but there are likely better quarterback options available for your fantasy lineup.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The 49ers tendered Nick Mullens.

As an exclusive rights free agent, the Niners are not going to let Nick Mullens—one of the better backup quarterbacks in the league—go. Ideally, Jimmy Garoppolo will stay healthy in 2020 so that Mullens does not hit the field, though.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens throws three touchdowns and three interceptions in Week 17.

Mullens was 23/33 for 282 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions in the Niners' loss to the Rams. He didn't start off the game well, but it was good to see him battle and put up 22 second-half points against a tough defense. Mullens' season ends with 2,277 yards, 13 touchdowns, and ten interceptions in eight games. We are surprised C.J. Beathard didn't get more time in the second half of the season, and it looks like Mullens might be Jimmy Garoppolo's long-term backup moving forward.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens throws one interception against the Bears.

Mullens was 22/38 for 241 yards in the Niners’ Week 16 loss. The interception wasn’t really on him, though, as Marquise Goodwin didn’t appear to be looking for the ball and had it deflected and intercepted. Mullens will look to conclude his regular season with a win next Sunday against the Rams.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens, 49ers upset the Seahawks, 26-23.

Mullens was 20/29 for 275 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions in the overtime victory. He missed some throws, but overall, Mullens played well in Kyle Shanahan's offense, which continues to utilize the tight ends (George Kittle and Garrett Celek combined for 112 yards and a score). The 49ers will stay home in Week 16, but the tough matchup against Chicago will likely keep Mullens outside the top-25 at the position.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens goes over 300 yards with two scores in Week 14.

Mullens was 20/33 for 332 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the Broncos. The interception wasn't really on him, as it probably should have been caught by Trent Taylor over the middle but was instead popped into the air for a turnover. The first score was to a wide-open George Kittle (who had 210 of Mullen's yards) on an 85-yarder on a corner route where the second-year tight end showed his very good speed to get into the end zone. The second was to Dante Pettis on a fade where Pettis had a great move at the line of scrimmage to get wide-open for six. Mullens now has 746 passing yards and four touchdowns the last two weeks, but he's still difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens throws for 400 yards in blowout loss to the Seahawks.

Mullens was 30/48 for 414 yards yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a 43-16 defeat. Seattle was able to dominate throughout at home, but Mullens at least kept his composure in a tough environment, as an early deficit could have led to an offensive disaster. San Francisco now sits at 2-10 with a tough stretch to end the year (v DEN, v SEA, v CHI, @ LAR), so Mullens won't be a highly recommended fantasy option down the stretch.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens throws two interceptions in Niners' loss.

Mullens was 18/32 for 221 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against the Buccaneers. The score was to Dante Pettis in the red zone, and both interceptions came late in the game with Mullens attempting to lead a comeback in a game his team scored just nine points. We wouldn't count out C.J. Beathard getting time as the starter at some point, but Mullens isn't a recommended fantasy option next week against Seattle either way.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens and the Niners fall to the Giants in Week 10.

Mullens was 27/39 for 250 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Monday night loss, but he probably played better than the numbers indicated. The first interception was a bad decision on a late throw deep in his own territory, but the receiver maybe could've done a better job of coming back to the ball. Then the second interception went off Marquise Goodwin's hands on a tough catch after an apparent miscommunication on the route against zone coverage. The touchdown was a red-zone pass to Matt Breida. Overall, Mullens again showed poise and command of the offense. The Niners now have their bye, and Mullens probably isn't an absolute lock to start in Week 12 against the Buccaneers with C.J. Beathard also in the mix.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens says he is starting in Week 10.

Mullens told reporters that Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan has told him he's starting next Monday night against the Giants. Despite how well Mullens played last Thursday against the Raiders, this is a bit of a surprise considering C.J. Beathard appeared locked in as the team's long-term backup quarterback. However, it'll be interesting to see how Mullens fares against defenses that are almost certain to play better than Oakland did last week, and Shanahan probably wants to see how the second-year undrafted quarterback plays. Mullens is not a highly-recommended QB1 option in fantasy lineups, even against a struggling Giants team this week.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullens throws three touchdowns in NFL debut.

The first career NFL action for the second-year undrafted player couldn't have gone much better in the Niners' 34-3 rout of the Raiders tonight. Mullens was 16/22 for 262 yards and three touchdowns, as he was poised and played within Kyle Shanahan's offense. While Mullens played very well, the Raiders frankly played extremely poor defense, so everything aligned perfectly for the young quarterback's debut. C.J. Beathard is likely to re-take the starting job if healthy, but Mullens would not be a recommended fantasy option even if he starts in Week 10 against the Giants.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

Nick Mullins will make his first career NFL start against the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The 49ers might have announced the decision when actives/inactives drop, but in case they don't, fantasy owners should be made aware of Schefter's report. Mullins, an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi last year, will have a good spot to make his NFL debut against Oakland's league-worst pass rush, but this still is a slight ding on George Kittle's outlook, and all wide receivers are better left out of lineups for Week 9. Also, the Raiders D/ST suddenly becomes an attractive streamer with a ton of upside, but C.J. Beathard (wrist) could still potentially see playing time as the backup. Mullins isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Nick Mullens | Raiders QB

The Niners have promoted Nick Mullens from the practice squad.

The team officially placed Jimmy Garoppolo on injured reserve, and promoting Mullens to the 53-man roster was a corresponding move. Mullens was undrafted out of Southern Mississippi last year, and he'll now be the backup to C.J. Beathard. The Niners might bring in a veteran quarterback at some point, but it's a couple of second-year signal-callers for now.