QB - CLE
Week 7 Outlook
QB Nick Mullens is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on Tuesday, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Mullens, who was recently released by the Eagles, is more well-known for his time with the 49ers over the last three seasons. He'll likely remain a depth piece behind Browns QB Baker Mayfield, but is someone that has shown the ability to spot start games should Mayfield get hurt.
The Eagles have agreed to terms with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, the team announced on Twitter Monday morning.
Mullens, who went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, has been on and off San Francisco’s active roster and practice squad over the last three seasons. In 2020, he started eight games, going 2-6 and throwing for 2,437 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Eagles only had two quarterbacks on their 90-man roster (Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco) after waiving UDFA Jamie Newman last week and needed to add at least one more to be able to get through training camp and the preseason. Mullens faces an uphill battle to make the final roster but does land in a good spot in terms of opportunity due to Philadelphia's lack of depth at the position.
The 49ers will not be tendering a contract to restricted free agent QB Nick Mullens.
Mullens will become a true free agent this offseason. San Francisco has made it no secret that they want to upgrade their backup quarterback position this offseason, and this is the first step in that process.
QB Nick Mullens underwent successful surgery on his right elbow in December and is expected to be ready by the start of training camp.
Mullens avoided Tommy John surgery and is expected to be ready by the start of training camp. “The damage was not as extensive as initially feared and did not require Tommy John surgery,” per Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network. He will be an unrestricted free agent and look to latch onto a team this offseason. Mullens threw for 2,437 yards and a 12:12 TD:INT ratio over 10 games for the 49ers in 2020.
49ers QB Nick Mullens (elbow) sustained an elbow injury in Week 15’s loss to the Cowboys that will likely require surgery. C.J. Beathard will be the starter against the Cardinals in Week 16.
Beathard entered the game against the Cowboys after Mullens had to leave with an elbow injury. Being as Jimmy Garoppolo won’t play in Week 16, it’s going to be Beathard getting the start by default. He shouldn’t be considered anything more than a low-end QB2 for that game.