Nick Mullens says he will start Monday night

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The 49ers still haven’t announced their starting quarterback for Monday night, but Nick Mullens beat them to the punch.

Mullens told reporters Tuesday that 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan informed Mullens that he will start against the Giants.

Mullens took first-team reps in practice Tuesday, followed by C.J. Beathard and Tom Savage.

It does not come as a surprise.

Beathard has won one of 10 career starts, and Mullens completed 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Raiders last week in his NFL debut.

Jimmy Garoppolo went 1-2 as the team’s starter this season before his ACL injury against the Chiefs; Beathard is 0-5; and Mullens is 1-0.

27 responses to “Nick Mullens says he will start Monday night

  1. 1 game wonder. My 80 year old mom could light up the raiders

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    Very well may be true. But he has earned the right to prove that it was not. Glad Shanahan made the right choice here!

  2. “1 game wonder. My 80 year old mom could light up the raiders” Yep, with a comment like that? You sure do know your NFL.

  3. “That’s awesome!” said all 3 people in the USA who actually intend to watch this game lol

  4. joetoronto says:
    November 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    “He’s the best QB the world has ever seen, besides the great Jimmy G”, John Lynch said.
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    What are you still doing here? 34-3, bruh. You’ve got nothing to say.

  5. Just good coaching. Even though Beathard has improved, you lose the locker room if a guy who just stomped on the Raiders is benched.

    Both Mullens and Beathard auditioning for jobs next year. Heck, Mullens might be NY’s backup next year if he plays well enough that they won’t forget him.

  6. 49ers vs Giants?? Steve Young could be named the starter and I wouldn’t watch.

    I’m lying. I totally would to see him outperform Eli.

  7. The most important statistic for a quarterback at any level of competition is win-loss percentage. Stats like yards passing, TDs or percentage of completion or quarterback ratings are all meaningless if a quarterback cannot win games and win them consistently. Russell Wilson led the league in touchdowns in 2017. Very impressive, until you look at his team’s win-loss record, which was 9-7. No playoff for his team. If you look at great quarterbacks like Tom Brady or Peyton Mannning, their teams make the playoffs year after year because they are great quarterbacks.

  8. ibillwt says:
    November 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    even gints fans are probably routing for Mullens.

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    You know it. I started rooting for losses once we hit 1-5.

  9. Everyone here should be cheering hard for this kid. This start could make his kids never have work. Here’s hoping he has a game that’s 70% of what he did against the Raiders.

  10. Good for him, quick release unlike Beathard who seems lost after his first read is not available. Find out what you got…what the hell, 2-7, what do you have to lose.

  11. omeimontis says:

    November 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    The most important statistic for a quarterback at any level of competition is win-loss percentage. Stats like yards passing, TDs or percentage of completion or quarterback ratings are all meaningless if a quarterback cannot win games and win them consistently. Russell Wilson led the league in touchdowns in 2017. Very impressive, until you look at his team’s win-loss record, which was 9-7. No playoff for his team. If you look at great quarterbacks like Tom Brady or Peyton Mannning, their teams make the playoffs year after year because they are great quarterbacks.
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    That was the first year of his 6 year career that he missed the playoffs. Wilson has more wins than any other QB through the first 7 years in the NFL…..So based off your judgement of QBs Wilson (the player you love to hate on everyday) is the best QB EVER.

  12. And watch the media crucify him when he struggles. He eventually will. We are all human. The media loves to build people up and then tear them down for their own personal gain.

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