C.J. Beathard or Nick Mullens? 49ers will make game-time decision

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The 49ers don’t know who their starting quarterback will be tonight. And they may not know until it’s time to submit their list of inactives.

C.J. Beathard, who took over the starting job after Jimmy Garoppolo was lost for the season, has been out of practice with a wrist injury. He’s officially listed as questionable, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported this morning that the 49ers view him as having a 50-50 shot of playing.

Nick Mullens would get the start if Beathard can’t go. Mullens, who played his college football at Southern Miss, joined the 49ers as an undrafted free agent last year. He had been on the practice squad all of last year and to start this year until he was called up to the active roster when Jimmy Garoppolo was injured. Mullens has never played in an NFL regular-season game.

The only other quarterback on the 49ers’ roster is the recently signed Tom Savage.

42 responses to “C.J. Beathard or Nick Mullens? 49ers will make game-time decision

  1. Tom Savage – wow. Haven’t heard anything about him in ages. He was drafted in the 4th round, which isn’t a nothing pick by any means. I think it just goes to show how tough it is for a QB to even stick around in the NFL as a perpetual backup.

  2. All I know is last year our meaningless wins cost us Bradley Chubb, and the year before that cost us Myles Garrett. In 3 years, no one is going to remember if we went 4-12 instead of 1-15. WE NEED TO TANK

  3. This might be the worst TNF matchup of all time, which is really saying something. The Raiders’ only win was against the Browns (and needed OT!) while the Niners are the only team to somehow lose to the Cardinals — twice. Both teams are openly tanking to the point that I expect any fumbles to simply roll around on the field until the end of the quarter because the players on both teams have been instructed to let the other team recover them. A giant holographic head of a grinning Goodell should hover over the game from start to finish to celebrate what he hath wrought.

  4. jluckow says:
    November 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    All I know is last year our meaningless wins cost us Bradley Chubb, and the year before that cost us Myles Garrett. In 3 years, no one is going to remember if we went 4-12 instead of 1-15. WE NEED TO TANK

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    The niners haven’t been tanking? Wow, I missed that. Nobody has it better!!

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    November 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Clara sucks…they have sucked for the better part of this century. But oh boy…next year they will win it all!!!

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    It’s cute watching you switch names between this and stucats.

  6. Better question:
    Does it really matter who the QB is?

    It’s San Francisco, no one cares about the team, the city, or their abhorrent politics.

  7. The Raiders will win this game. Nobody actually wants to win this game but…..John Lynch stepping out of the broadcast booth directly into a GM position with a 40 year contract tells you all you need to know.

  8. This is what makes me scratch my head when the occasional rumors swirl about the NFL possibly expanding. They can’t find 32 good QBs, so where would they ever find more?

    That said, I feel like the roster limits may be hurting QBs overall. Many teams carry only 2 QBs. How are other QBs supposed to ever improve enough to even make a roster if teams won’t carry them on rosters? Many other positions see the backups used in varying amounts to give starters a breather, so they get a little experience. And, many backups play special teams. Outside of the Saints, I don’t think anyone’s backup QB is playing special teams, so teams would rather carry another guy that can contribute and hope they don’t need a 3rd QB. Maybe the NFL should be running an in-season training camp for non-rostered free agents, so they can learn at least a little bit and maybe make a team some day.

  9. “It’s San Francisco, no one cares about the team, city, or their abhorrent politics.”

    Do you live in San Francisco? If not, why do you care about it’s politics? I can assure you that San Franciscans don’t care what you think about their politics.

  10. “What a game! The ratings should be through the room for this one!!!”
    _______

    I believe that you meant “through the roof”, unless you think the ceiling is the roof.

    The people who are constantly commenting about ratings are the same people who are breathlessly waiting for Trump’s next tweet.

  11. Has anyone thought to thank the Raiders for getting Gruden off of the air…
    also
    has anyone thought to thank the Niners for getting Lynch off of the air..(Lynch was the worst, by far)

  12. someone said league expansion? Between Chargers and Jags (and Raiders until Vegas became a thing) in trouble… serious trouble… I see retraction more than expansion if anything.

  13. (Say like Frank Gifford on those classic MNF intros:) “A titanic struggle in the Bay Area as the 1-6 Raiders led by fiery Jon Gruden invade the Santa Clara home of the 1-7 San Francisco 49ers. Two former powerhouses looking to restore their legacy as NFL titans. Who will come out on top? The quest for two wins on the season starts now on ABCs Thursdee..Night..FOOTBALL.

  14. Holly MacErrol says:
    November 1, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Has anyone thought to thank the Raiders for getting Gruden off of the air…
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    They’re too busy wondering how anyone thought the guys that replaced him were a good idea.

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