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Week 3 Outlook
Nick Mullens was acquired Monday from the Las Vegas Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2024.
This move was likely a result of the poor play from Kellen Mond and Sean Mannion in the Vikings’ preseason loss Sunday. Mullens showed in his time with the 49ers and Browns that he is a competent backup QB, completing 64.6% of his passes in 20 career games. Mullens is expected to be the backup for Kirk Cousins moving forward.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Nick Mullens completed 20-of-30 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown in a 16-14 loss to the Raiders in Week 15.
Mullens was pressed into service with Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum both landing on the COVID-19 list this week. He almost led Cleveland to an improbable win, making an excellent throw to Harrison Bryant for a six-yard touchdown with 3:45 left in the game. Mayfield and/or Keenum will probably get cleared in time to play in Week 16 but Mullens would presumably take on the Packers on Saturday if that is not the case.
Nick Mullens will officially be the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback against the Las Vegas Raiders Monday after Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum didn't test out of the NFL's COVID protocols per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Nick Mullens will get the spot start against the Raiders Monday, with Kyle Lauletta appearing as his primary backup. Mullens will be tasked with overcoming a Cleveland Browns roster with several question marks. Primary receiver Jarvis Landry (illness) and Austin Hooper (illness) remain on the COVID-19 list. So it's unlikely fantasy managers were relying on Mullens to get them through Week 15 in season-long leagues. Still, he had displayed flashes of success when he was with the 49ers organization, so he may be worth some DFS consideration coming in as the cheapest quarterback option on Monday's two-game slate.
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.