49ers QB Nick Mullens Signs ERFA Tender

Unsurprisingly, Nick Mullens will be back in San Francisco next season. The quarterback has signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, according to the 49ers website. It’s a one-year deal worth around $750K. Mullens was tendered as a ERFA back in March.

The 2017 undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss has spent his entire career with the 49ers, including a 2018 campaign where he started eight games. That season, he led San Francisco to a 3-5 record as a starter, completing 64.2-percent of his passes for 2,277 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.

With Jimmy Garoppolo fully healthy for the 2019 campaign, Mullens settled into a backup role and ultimately appeared in one game. The 25-year-old will compete with C.J. Beathard and undrafted rookie Broc Rutter for the same role in 2020.

Meanwhile, after signing nine undrafted rookies earlier this week, the 49ers have added another player to their roster, as the organization announced the signing of University of Washington running back Salvon Ahmed. As a junior, the running back ran for 1,020 yards and 11 scores.

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  1. jessaumodesto

    My top 5 49er Back Up Qb’s:

    1. Steve Young
    2. Joe Montana
    3. Steve Bono
    4. Jeff Brohm
    5. Jeff Garcia

      • SheltonMatthews

        Young backed up Montana, then vice versa before he was traded to the Chiefs.

        • crosseyedlemon

          Technically speaking you could list Brady, Brees and Rodgers as “backups” too but you wouldn’t be taken seriously.

          • SheltonMatthews

            Aaron Rodgers was the backup QB behind Favre for his first three seasons in the league. Literally, the definition of a backup. 7 games played, 59 attempts, no starts. Is he a backup now? No, but he definitely WAS a backup QB.

            Steve Young’s first four seasons in San Francisco he backed up Joe Montana, playing sparingly and mostly when Joe was hurt. In ‘92, Joe backed up Steve for the entire season until he was shipped off to KC, and after he missed the entire ‘91 season with an injury.

            These guys aren’t career backups, and I agree if that’s what you’re arguing, but they definitely were backup QBs for long stretches. But since they all went on to have HOF careers, you obviously can’t call them career backups, but they all were at some point, for more than just a game or two.

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