The one-win San Francisco 49ers will have their third different starting quarterback of the season when they host the equally lowly Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football.
With stopgap starter C.J. Beathard dealing with a wrist injury, fellow second-year quarterback Nick Mullens will get the call to start under center.
San Francisco’s starting QB tonight against the Oakland Raiders will be Nick Mullens, per source.
C.J. Beathard will serve as his backup, but with his wrist injury affecting his grip on the football, Mullens will make his first NFL start and throw his first NFL pass.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2018
An undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi last year, this will be Mullens’ first ever appearance in a regular season game.
He started the season on the practice squad, but was elevated to the 53-man roster when Jimmy Garoppolo went down to a torn ACL back in Week 3.
Mullens, 23, was a four-year starter in college. He threw for 11,994 total yards with 87 touchdowns and 46 interceptions.