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March 17, 2021 09:52 PM
Nick Mullens: Officially becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens (elbow) became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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.

March 17, 2021 12:28 PM
Nick Mullens: Won't receive tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers do not plan to tender Mullens (elbow) as a restricted free agent, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Mullens served as a spot starter for the 49ers in his first three NFL seasons, appearing in 19 games overall. He experienced his most success during his rookie campaign in 2018, when he completed 64 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mullens is currently rehabbing from elbow surgery, and he could ultimately land back with the 49ers later in the offseason.

January 26, 2021 03:48 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Doesn't need TJ surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens (elbow) avoided Tommy John surgery and should be healthy for the start of training camp, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mullens did have surgery on his injured right elbow in late December, but he avoided the famous procedure that often causes MLB pitchers to miss entire seasons. He can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, while fellow 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been oft-mentioned as a potential cap casualty. Of course, the Niners presumably will try to find someone better than Mullens if they do end up moving on from Garoppolo.

December 25, 2020 04:56 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Officially on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Mullens (elbow) on injured reserve Friday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Mullens suffered a season-ending injury Week 15 that may require Tommy John surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow. The true nature of the issue hasn't been confirmed, but the 49ers now have done the expected and opened up a spot on the active roster with his placement on IR. C.J. Beathard will lead the offense for the final two contests of the campaign, with new signee Josh Rosen backing him up.

December 23, 2020 12:08 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Could require Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Regardless of whether surgery is necessary, the 25-year-old quarterback has already been ruled out for the season, and C.J. Beathard will take over under center. Mullens is still being evaluated, but if he needs Tommy John surgery, there's a chance he may be sidelined to begin the 2021 campaign as well.

December 23, 2020 09:36 AM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Elbow surgery expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Mullens isn't expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, and he would almost certainly be done for the season if he undergoes surgery. Moving forward, C.J. Beathard is in line to be the 49ers' starting quarterback in Week 16, although Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will return to practice this week and is eligible to play Saturday. If Mullens' season is over, he'll finish with 2,437 passing yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

December 20, 2020 08:32 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Suffers late injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens appeared to suffer an elbow injury late Sunday's 41-33 loss to the Cowboys, leading to his exit from the contest, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Mullens completed 21 of 36 attempts for 219 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions before suffering the injury on the first play of his team's final drive, which finished in a Hail Mary touchdown thrown by C.J. Beathard. He will likely undergo testing to determine the severity of the injury in the coming hours, but with the 49ers' record now sitting at 5-9, it wouldn't be surprising if Beathard ends up starting next Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals.

December 17, 2020 12:20 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Likely starting again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Mullens will remain the 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Dallas, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Mullens continues to put up numbers on a weekly basis, but his six-game run as starter has resulted in a 1-5 record. A depleted roster can partly be to blamed, but he's still committed more turnovers (nine) than touchdown passes recorded (eight) during that stretch. Still, Shanahan plans to roll with Mullens down the stretch with Jimmy Garoppolo in the midst of his recovery from a severe high-ankle sprain.

December 14, 2020 06:28 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Shanahan mulling options
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan wouldn't commit to Mullens starting Sunday against the Cowboys, and the coach indicated he's considering all options at quarterback, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 25-year-old struggled during Sunday's loss to Washington, completing 25 of 45 pass attempts for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) won't be returning from injured reserve this week, but there's a chance C.J. Beathard could take over the starting job. Mullens should remain the favorite given he's started the past five games, but the 49ers could opt for a change under center given his 6:7 TD:INT and two lost fumbles during that stretch.

December 13, 2020 10:04 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Struggles in loss to Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 25 of 45 pass attempts for 260 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 23-15 loss to Washington.

Mullens struggled against the Washington pass rush as he set season lows in completion percentage (56 percent) and yards per attempt (5.8). He threw a pick-six on the last drive of the third quarter but came right back and capped off a 75-yard drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Juszczyk. Mullen has topped 250 passing yards in four of the last five games, but he's also posted a 6:7 TD:INT during that span and will look to get back on track against a vulnerable Cowboys defense next Sunday.

December 8, 2020 09:08 AM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Mixed performance in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 26 of 39 passes for 316 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in the 49ers' 34-24 loss to the Bills on Monday night.

The third-year quarterback extended what has become a familiar statistical pattern, putting together serviceable fantasy numbers that are marred by interceptions. On Monday night, Mullens' mistakes were particularly ill-timed, as both of his picks came in the second half with San Francisco down by multiple scores and attempting to mount a comeback. The second interception, which came in the end zone with 7:05 remaining, short-circuited an impressive eight-play, 70-yard march. Mullens now has six interceptions in the last four games, blemishing what has otherwise been strong play on his part. Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) is in Arizona with the team and reportedly has an outside chance of returning for a Week 14 matchup with Washington, but a decision on his status may not come until later in the week. If he ultimately needs at least one more week to recover, Mullens figures to retain the starting job over C.J. Beathard for Sunday's contest.

November 29, 2020 11:28 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Throws for 252 yards vs. Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 24 of 25 pass attempts for 252 yards and an interception during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.

Mullens completed an impressive 69 percent of his attempts and averaged a respectable 7.2 yards per attempt. He failed to throw a touchdown pass while throwing an interception and taking two sacks, but he orchestrated the drive that resulted in the game-winning field goal for his first taste of victory since Week 3. Mullens is expected to start again next Monday against the Bills but seems unlikely to produce impressive fantasy totals.

November 15, 2020 09:00 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Commits two turnovers vs. Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 247 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Saints.

Mullens looked quite comfortable on the opening drive, completing 6-of-7 passes and capping it off with a short touchdown strike to Brandon Aiyuk. He struggled from that point on, however, and finished tied for his season low of 6.5 yards per attempt. Moreover, Mullen threw interceptions on his team's first and last possessions of the second half, ruining any chance of a comeback with Drew Brees (ribs) on the sidelines. He has now lost his last three starts while compiling an unsightly 3:5 TD:INT, but he should remain the starter after the team's upcoming bye week due to an injury to Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and C.J. Beathard's ineptitude.

November 6, 2020 07:32 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Lined up for another start Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Mullens will continue to start at quarterback while Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) is unavailable, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Playing with a skeleton crew Thursday, Mullens completed 22 of 35 passes for 291 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 34-17 loss to the Packers. Shanahan has a history of going back-and-forth between Mullens and C.J. Beathard, but the coach seems content to stick with Mullens for at least one more game as the 49ers travel to New Orleans in Week 10.

November 6, 2020 12:48 AM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Solid numbers belie struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 22 of 35 passes for 291 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the 49ers' 34-17 loss to the Packers on Thursday night. He also rushed once for no gain and lost a fumble.

The third-year signal caller certainly finished the game with solid fantasy numbers, but those were largely the result of Mullens picking it up in the fourth quarter. He displayed excellent rapport with Richie James (ankle) in particular, with a whopping 184 of Mullens' yardage tally on the night going to the third-year receiver. Mullens was playing at a significant disadvantage with his top four targets (Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne and George Kittle) all sidelined by injury or COVID-19, so all told, his struggles for most of the night were understandable. Mullens will look to regroup and turn in an even better performance versus the Saints in a Week 10 matchup in Sunday, Nov. 15.

November 2, 2020 05:36 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Starting with Jimmy G sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens will be San Francisco's starting quarterback moving forward, beginning with Thursday's game against the Packers, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will be sidelined indefinitely to allow his high-ankle sprain to heal. Garoppolo is expected to miss at least six weeks, per Schefter.

Mullens was outstanding in relief of Garoppolo in last week's loss to Seattle, throwing for 238 yards and two touchdowns in just a quarter of action. The 25-year-old quarterback has four touchdowns versus three interceptions in four appearances this season, and Mullens won't have the benefit of throwing to George Kittle, as Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports that the standout tight end will miss extended time due to a fracture in his foot.

November 1, 2020 11:04 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Enters Week 8 action in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens completed 18 of his 25 pass attempts for 238 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Mullens entered the game for the team's first drive of the fourth quarter after Jimmy Garoppolo was forced to leave the game with an ankle injury. Mullens led the team to three consecutive scoring drives, two of which were capped off through the air. The 49ers were losing 30-7 at the time Mullens entered the game, so he likely didn't see the Seahawks' most sophisticated defensive looks. Still, he put together a strong effort to get his team back in the game. Mullens may have the chance to start in Week 9 as San Francisco will have a short week heading into a matchup against the Packers on Thursday.

October 9, 2020 05:56 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Downgraded to No. 3 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens will head into Sunday's game against the Dolphins as the 49ers' No. 3 quarterback after head coach Kyle Shanahan named C.J. Beathard as the top backup to starter Jimmy Garoppolo, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Mullens' two-interception performance against the Eagles in Week 4 has led to his descent on the depth chart, and he may not even end up active versus the Dolphins. The 25-year-old has impressed on the field in the past, particularly back in 2018 when he started eight contests. Mullens could still end up reclaiming the No. 2 role from Beathard at some point later this season.

October 4, 2020 11:20 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Benched for Beathard
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens was benched for C.J. Beathard in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He completed 18 of 26 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while also losing a fumble prior to the benching.

Mullens put the 49ers up 14-8 in the third quarter with a five-yard touchdown pass to George Kittle, but he let the Eagles seize control in the fourth quarter with a pair of costly turnovers. He lost a fumble on his own 42, which led to an Eagles touchdown on the ensuing drive, then threw a pick-six on the first play of San Francisco's next drive. It will be up to Beathard to navigate San Franciso's fourth-quarter comeback attempt, and he could take over for Mullens moving forward while Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) recovers from his injury.

October 2, 2020 08:36 PM
49ers' Nick Mullens: Lined up for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mullens will make another start Sunday against the Eagles, this time with George Kittle and Deebo Samuel in the lineup, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Mullens replaced an injured Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) last week and threw for 343 yards and a touchdown in a 36-9 win over the Giants, spreading the ball around to Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Jordan Reed and Jerick McKinnon, among others. Reed now is on injured reserve with a knee sprain, but his absence will be more than offset by Kittle and Samuel rejoining the team. The Eagles have been mediocre defending the pass this year, ranking 10th in net yards per attempt (5.9), 23rd in DVOA and 14th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. In any case, coach Kyle Shanahan made it clear Garoppolo will retake the starting role once he's healthy, saying "that scenario doesn't exist" when he was asked if Mullens could earn the job on a more permanent basis, per David Lombardi of The Athletic.

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