Nick Mullens
Nick Mullens
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 9/12/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Undrafted out of Southern Miss back in 2017, Mullens caught on with the 49ers and ended up making 16 starts over three seasons (2018-2020) as the backup to oft-injured Jimmy Garoppolo. While the Niners won just five of those 16 games, Mullens does have strong career numbers for completion percentage (64.5) and YPA (7.9). On the other hand, he's thrown 22 interceptions on 600 pass attempts, which is why he now finds himself competing with Joe Flacco for a backup QB job in Philadelphia. The uncertainty surrounding starter Jalen Hurts creates a path to playing time, but Mullens will lack upside even if he ends up making starts, as he doesn't offer anything on the ground (minus-16 rushing yards, zero TDs for his career). Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Eagles in June of 2021.
Lands in Philly
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
Elbow
June 14, 2021
The Eagles signed Mullens (elbow) to a contract Monday.
ANALYSIS
An eight-game starter for the 49ers in 2020, Mullens will find himself third on the depth chart behind Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco as he begins his tenure in Philadelphia. Since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017, the 26-year-old signal-caller has appeared in 19 games (16 starts) for San Francisco, completing 64.5 percent of his throws for 7.9 yards per attempt and a 25:22 TD:INT. Mullens required surgery in December to address an injury to his right throwing elbow, but the Eagles' willingness to sign him suggests he'll likely be cleared for full activities before training camp or shortly after it begins.
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How do Nick Mullens' 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
19.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
6.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
5.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
6.0 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
Mullens did not attempt a pass during the regular season with Jimmy Garoppolo returning to full strength in 2019. San Francisco unconventionally kept three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster, but the 25-year-old served as the primary backup over C.J. Beathard, with the latter occupying one of the seven inactive slots on game days. Mullens showed that he could air it out a bit (284.6 yards per game) when called upon in 2018, but that came at the expense of ball protection (13 touchdowns to 10 interceptions). Consider the former undrafted free agent a poor man's Jameis Winston if he is asked to step in for Jimmy G at any point during the 2020 campaign.
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.
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Officially becomes free agent
QBFree Agent
Elbow
March 17, 2021
Mullens (elbow) became an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Won't receive tender
QBFree Agent
Elbow
March 16, 2021
The 49ers do not plan to tender Mullens (elbow) as a restricted free agent, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Doesn't need TJ surgery
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
January 26, 2021
Mullens (elbow) avoided Tommy John surgery and should be healthy for the start of training camp, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Officially on injured reserve
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
December 25, 2020
The 49ers placed Mullens (elbow) on injured reserve Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Could require Tommy John surgery
QBSan Francisco 49ers
Elbow
December 22, 2020
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.
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