NFC West Notes: 49ers, Cardinals, Patrick Peterson



49ers QB Nick Mullens said he’s ready to compete for the team’s backup quarterback job this summer. 

It doesn’t matter what you did in the past,” Mullens said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “On the door it says, ‘What’s Important Now.’ And that’s what I’ve been focusing on and will continue to do every single day. What’s important now: I want to be best at QB drills we did with the coaches today. I embrace it. Competition brings out the best in people.”

Mullens believes he proved he can be successful in the NFL after filling in for Jimmy Garoppolo last season. 

I don’t worry about what I can and can’t do,” Mullens said. “I feel like I proved that I’m pretty good and can play in this league.”

Patrick Peterson

  • According to Matt Miller of B/R, it’s unlikely the Cardinals will trade suspended CB Patrick Peterson, even though they had been planning for his six-game ban for a while and used the No. 33 overall pick on Byron Murphy
  • Miller confirms that there are “pissed-off people” between Peterson, his camp and the front office after the team refused to rework his contract to help offset the loss of money from his suspension.


New Cardinals OT Marcus Gilbert says he’s excited about the opportunity in Arizona after he was traded earlier this offseason. 

A recent article came out about my trade to Arizona that was did not accurately reflect my feelings,” Gilbert said, via his Twitter account. “I am ecstatic to be an Arizona Cardinal. I’m excited about being with the Cardinals organization and looking forward to this season.”

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