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Nick Mullens talks possibility of starting on Sunday, future as NFL starter on KNBR

© Danielle Parhizkaran | 2020 Sep 27

If you were wondering whether Nick Mullens will start in the 49ers’ game vs. the Eagles on Sunday night, even he doesn’t know yet.

“I’m not sure,” Mullens told Murph & Mac on Wednesday. “But you just take it one day at a time and prepare like you’re always the starter. That’s a good question.”

It certainly looks more likely that Mullens will indeed start a few hours after he was asked that question. Jimmy Garoppolo remained sidelined for all of Wednesday’s practice, as he slowly recovers from an ankle injury sustained in Week 2.

But what about the longterm future for Mullens? Already considered one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL, Mullens’ stock continues to rise. Scheduled to become a restricted free agent next year, it stands to reason that Mullens would have a ton of interest on the open market. Through seven games, only two quarterbacks (Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck) have thrown for more yards.

Even with a potential starting job out there, Mullens doesn’t sound like he wants to go anywhere.

“That’s a good question,” Mullen responded. “The thing that I would say is there’s a lot that can happen between now and Week 17. So much happens in the NFL. … But I will say over four years, I have grown super faithful, you could say, to the red and gold and San Francisco.”

Listen to the full interview below.


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