Nick Mullens, a 2017 undrafted free agent out Southern Miss, pieced collectively one the best statistical performances by a quarterback making his debut in NFL historical past final evening, all whereas main the Niners to their second victory the season. San Fran torched the lowly Oakland Raiders by the ultimate 34-Three, as Mullens completed 16–22 for 262 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer score 151.9.
According to ESPN, Mullens’ 151.9 passer score was one of the best by a quarterback making his debut with not less than 20 makes an attempt since 1970. After his epic efficiency on Thursday evening, Mullens stated he had roughly 600 textual content messages on his telephone, together with an excellent luck textual content from fellow Southern Miss Golden Eagle, NFL Hall Famer Brett Favre. In reality, Favre made a degree to name Mullens instantly after the sport.
Mullens’ pristine passer score wasn’t the one historic stat his NFL debut. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Mullens additionally grew to become the primary participant in 49ers historical past to throw for 3 touchdowns in his first recreation with the group. Additionally, ESPN reviews Mullens joined Fran Tarkenton (1961) and Jim Kelly (1986) as the one quarterbacks to throw for 250-plus yards, three-plus touchdowns and no interceptions in an NFL debut since 1950.
The 49ers return to the sector on November 12 in a Monday evening matchup towards the New York Giants, nevertheless it stays to be seen whether or not Mullens will get the nod over CJ Beathard, who ought to be recovered from his damage by then. At 2-7 for the season, one would assume they’d persist with the recent hand, proper?