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49ers QB Nick Mullens shows he belongs in NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) No matter what happens when Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy again and steps back in as starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Nick Mullens has proven there's a place for him somewhere in the NFL.

The former undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi who wasn't even deemed worthy enough to invite to the combine in 2017 has been one of the league's more prolific passers since getting his chance to play last month.

"He's shown he can play in this league," 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman said. "I hope we can keep him because teams need a quarterback. This guy's not just playing conservative football, oh man, get the ball in the right places. He's making the right decisions, he's making good throws under pressure. I'd say he's playing like a top half quarterback in this league. You have guys that are out there right now that are not playing better football than Nick Mullens. He could be a starter for a lot of teams in this football league and we appreciate that we have him and he's playing his tail off for us."

NFC West Division
xy-Los Angeles 1130.786
Seattle 860.571
San Francisco 4100.286
Arizona 3110.214
Full Standings
Pass Yds: N. Mullens1754
Pass TDs: N. Mullens10
Rush Yds: M. Breida794
Rush TDs: M. Breida3
Rec Yds: G. Kittle1154
Rec TDs: D. Pettis5
Int: A. Exum Jr.1
Sacks: D. Buckner11.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5099 (13)
Passing Yards: 3724 (14)
Rushing Yards: 1728 (10)
Points per game: 21.5 (22)
Yards per game: 364.2 (13)
Touchdowns: 29 (24)
Field Goals: 29 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4844 (12)
Passing Yards: 3491 (14)
Rushing Yards: 1569 (14)
Points per game: 26.6 (26)
Yards per game: 346.0 (12)
Touchdowns: 41 (27)
Field Goals: 22 (19)
Date Player Transactions
12/18 T. Powell signed
12/18 A. Witherspoon on IR knee
12/11 T. Robinson active/prac. squad
12/11 M. Lucas pract. squad add
12/11 P. Garcon on IR knee
12/5 C. Holba signed
12/5 P. Taumoepenu active/prac. squad
12/5 T. Williams Jr. pract. squad add
12/5 D. Watson on IR torn calf
12/4 K. Nelson suspended 10 games (by NFL)
Date Player Status
12/18 A. Witherspoon knee (IR)
12/16 M. Breida ankle (Questionable)
12/16 M. Goodwin calf (Questionable)
12/16 C. Marsh concussion (Questionable)
12/16 M. Nzeocha groin (Questionable)
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