Welcome back again to the action, Nick Mullens.
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan verified during a Friday physical appearance on KNBR that Mullens will begin at quarterback in place of the hurt Jimmy Garoppolo on Sunday versus the Giants, for every ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. Jogging backs Tevin Coleman (knee) and Raheem Mostert (knee) also will not enjoy, for each Shanahan.
Soon after Shanahan remaining some place for hope before Friday, limited end George Kittle (knee) was also dominated out a couple hours later on.
Garoppolo experienced an ankle injury in Sunday’s get about the New York Jets, and although the 49ers hoped the injury wouldn’t be far too significant, they’re not hurrying Garoppolo back again for a next straight contest at MetLife Stadium.
Rather, they are going to flip to the previous Southern Mississippi star Mullens, who excited 49ers fans when Garoppolo final missed significant time because of to personal injury in 2018. Mullens completed 64.two % of his passes for two,277 yards and a 13-10 landing-to-interception ratio in 8 commences for a 49ers team that was considerably from rivalry, bringing power to an usually dropped marketing campaign. In the period that adopted, Mullens was yet again relegated to the bench to observe Garoppolo return and assist the 49ers attain Super Bowl LIV.
Kittle’s availability, even at considerably less than 100 percent, would have aided Mullens in his to start with begin because the 2018 period. With Kittle, Coleman and Mostert out, Mullens will have to look elsewhere for all the aid he can get, even towards one particular of the NFL’s worst teams from a season in the past.