Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers will start Nick Mullens at quarterback for Thursday’s game against the Raiders and have C.J. Beathard serve as his backup.
If Beathard can’t start, the 49ers would go with QB Nick Mullens.
Beathard, 24, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2017. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $3.528 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $625,393 and $785,786 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Beathard has appeared in six games for the 49ers and thrown for 1,252 yards while completing 60.4 percent of his passes to go along with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. He has also rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown.