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Niner Nation Jan 16, 2019
Report: 49ers believe Rich Scangarello will get Broncos OC job

Report: 49ers believe Rich Scangarello will get Broncos OC job

The 49ers are expected to look in-house for a replacement, per Matt Maiocco. Bad news, 49ers fans. A fan asked Matt Maiocco for an update on the status of quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello, and Maiocco tweeted that the 49ers expect he will get the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator job. Scangarello interviewed for the job on Monday after reportedly being denied an interview the previous week. There’s nothing set in stone or official at this time, but it looks like the 49ers are getting ready for a Scangarello departure to run his own offense. The work he did with Nick Mullens and...
Niner Nation Jan 13, 2019
Is Foles a “closer”? Is Nick Mullens?

Is Foles a “closer”? Is Nick Mullens?

Nick Foles is uniquely suited for the playoffs. Can the 49ers follow this approach? OK, heads up. This column is going to do two completely different things: introduce a crazy idea (which happens to be true), and then see if it applies to the 49ers. My idea is that Nick Foles of the Eagles is a new kind of quarterback: a closer, like Mariano Rivera. Except he doesn’t close out games, he closes out seasons. Foles is not a good starting NFL quarterback. That has been established, in his rookie season (1-5, coach fired), and at St. Louis and in Kansas City, and in the preseason this year....
Niner Nation Jan 11, 2019
Broncos to interview 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello for OC job

Broncos to interview 49ers QB coach Rich Scangarello for OC job

He has had a strong couple seasons working with Kyole Shanahan. The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff is getting some love around the NFL. A day after word that the 49ers had shut down interview requests for run-game coordinator Mike McDaniel, they are letting Rich Scangarello interview with Vic Fangio to serve as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator. The interview is scheduled for Monday, per Tom Pelissero. I have to think Scangarello’s stock shot up with the emergence of Nick Mullens over the back half of the season. Mullens started eight games and completed 64.2 percent of his...
Niner Nation Jan 8, 2019
Jimmy G: ‘Y’all must’ve forgot’

Jimmy G: ‘Y’all must’ve forgot’

James Richard Garoppolo is our quarterback, put some respect on his name Nick Mullens fever has blinded us all. The sheer amount of posts questioning who our starting QB will be next season is nothing short of incredible. Sure, we can expect Jimmy Garoppolo slow to return based on injury, but some people claim Mullens may push a healthy Jimmy G for the starting role. I’ll roll with you, Mullens makes good decisions and he knows the offense well; however, his arm talent is average and his ability to push the ball downfield is questionable. I’m in no way hating on Mullens or his...
The Mercury News Dec 30, 2018
49ers pregame: Who is Nick Mullens going to target in finale?

49ers pregame: Who is Nick Mullens going to target in finale?

The 49ers figure to start their sixth different combination of wide receivers when they face the Rams today in a season finale.
SFGate Dec 30, 2018

49ers WR Bourne among a host of undrafted starters

LOS ANGELES -- And the undrafted players shall lead them. The 49ers will have another undrafted skill-position player assume a prominent role today in their season finale against the Rams with Kendrick Bourne serving as their No. 1 wide receiver. Bourne, a 2017 undrafted free agent, joins undrafted quarterback Nick Mullens (2017) and undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson (2018) in the starting lineup. In addition, undrafted rookie tight end Ross Dwelley will be the No. 2 tight end with Garrett Celek out with a concussion. Bourne is the de facto No. 1 wideout with Marquise Goodwin (calf) inactive and...
Niner Nation Dec 29, 2018
George Kittle is not surprised with Nick Mullens’ success

George Kittle is not surprised with Nick Mullens’ success

The 49ers tight end was Matt Maiocco’s latest guest on the 49ers Insider Podcast. It’s Kittle, and we have the time stamps. One of the more whispered storylines during the 2018 San Francisco 49ers season is the friendship between tight end George Kittle and quarterback C.J. Beathard. No one on the team knows Beathard better than Kittle, considering the two were teammates at Iowa. Which, might make things all the more difficult when Kyle Shanahan started moving towards Nick Mullens having the starting role to close the year out rather than Beathard. Friendships and history can always...

49ers notes: Goodwin to miss finale, Garoppolo update, Shanahan weighs Senior Bowl

Marquise Goodwin’s last play of the season came in the loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, when he sprawled out of bounds for quarterback Nick Mullens’ fourth-down incompletion that …
Niner Nation Dec 28, 2018
Breaking down 49ers QB Nick Mullens’ solid performance vs. Bears

Breaking down 49ers QB Nick Mullens’ solid performance vs. Bears

Although the 49ers’ offense only put up nine points, Mullens certainly had a promising performance. The Chicago Bears’ passing defense came into Sunday’s game ranked No. 1 in passing efficiency. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s unit ranked No. 1 in opponent’s passer rating at 72.5. All the talk was about how Kyle Shanahan’s offense, led by undrafted free agent quarterback Nick Mullens, was going to perform against this fierce defense. While the final score wasn’t pretty, the 49ers’ offense was far more competent than one would have you believe. Mullens finished the game...
Niner Nation Dec 26, 2018
Considering Nick Mullens’ contract status the next few years

Considering Nick Mullens’ contract status the next few years

The 49ers are in a good position coming out of 2018. The San Francisco 49ers appeared to have discovered a hidden gem in quarterback Nick Mullens. After Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and C.J. Beathard struggled to get the offense going and then injured his wrist, Mullens got a shot to start. In seven starts, Mullens has exceeded everybody’s expectations. He is third for most passing yards through the first seven starts of his career, dating back to 1970. Additionally, he has thrown for 220 or more passing yards in each of his first seven starts, making him the first 49ers quarterback to do...
Niner Nation Dec 25, 2018
Kyle Shanahan calls Nick Mullens a, “smart, honest dude”

Kyle Shanahan calls Nick Mullens a, “smart, honest dude”

Probably the best description for your starting quarterback. One of the more talked about parts of the San Francisco 49ers loss to the Chicago Bears was the ending. On fourth and four, Nick Mullens start running around the sidelines and had a clear, easy path to the first down marker. Instead of getting the necessary yardage and running out of bounds, Mullens instead went for it all and tossed it to Marquise Goodwin, which fell incomplete. It was an obvious mistake by a young quarterback. The down, distance, and time remaining are three things a quarterback must always be aware of, and in...
Niner Nation Dec 24, 2018
Kyle Shanahan talks Kendrick Bourne, Nick Mullens, Christmas

Kyle Shanahan talks Kendrick Bourne, Nick Mullens, Christmas

The 49ers head coach talked with the media Monday to wrap up Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. We have a full transcript. Do you have any injury updates from what you told us after the game last night? “Yeah. [RB Matt] Breida, ankle sprain, he’ll be out this week. [WR Dante] Pettis, MCL sprain, he’ll be out this week. [TE Garrett] Celek’s a concussion, in the protocol. [WR Marquise] Goodwin, calf contusion, we’ll re-check him on Wednesday. [CB] K’Waun [Williams], same knee issues, we’ll re-check him on Wednesday. That’s it.” Can you kind of look back on what...
Niner Nation Dec 24, 2018
Nick Mullens in good company with his passing yards for first seven starts

Nick Mullens in good company with his passing yards for first seven starts

The 49ers quarterback began as a third stringer and a UDFA and he’s showing he belongs in the league. It’s Monday and there’s a lot of obvious salt over how the San Francisco 49ers’ loss to the Chicago Bears ended. But we’re not here to talk about why Nick Mullens didn’t run it on fourth down. Instead, let’s talk about him throwing the ball, and how he’s kind of good at it. After the game ended, Matt Maiocco tweeted out this stat to show how Mullens has been doing: Most passing yards in first seven career games (since 1970)2,149 -- Patrick Mahomes, KC, 20182,103 – Cam...
Niner Nation Dec 24, 2018
Nick Mullens recaps mistake that ended 49ers’ hopes against Bears

Nick Mullens recaps mistake that ended 49ers’ hopes against Bears

The 49ers’ quarterback spoke with the media following Sunday’s 14-9 loss to the Bears, recapping his regrettable decision of the offense’s final play. With 1:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, the game was still within reach for the San Francisco 49ers. Trailing the Chicago Bears 14-9, the 49ers’ defense had just forced a turnover when rookie cornerback Tarvarius Moore punched the ball out of the hands of receiver Allen Robinson. Fellow cornerback Greg Mabin recovered the fumble to give the 49ers a final chance at victory. Shanahan’s offense, led by quarterback Nick Mullens,...
Niner Nation Dec 24, 2018
Nick Mullens, Richard Sherman, and others talk about 49ers loss to Bears

Nick Mullens, Richard Sherman, and others talk about 49ers loss to Bears

Several members of the San Francisco 49ers met with the media to go over the loss to the Chicago Bears, here’s what they had to say. Quarterback Nick Mullens Can you just take us through the last play, what you saw and what are you going through? “Yeah, it was fourth-and-four. I mean, I’ve just got to handle the situation better. I should have ran. I didn’t run. In the heat of battle, a lot of things are happening fast, split-second decisions. Saw [WR Marquise Goodwin] ‘Quise down the field. Tried to give him a chance, instead of making the simple play. I didn’t make the...

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