Vikings Likely To Start Nick Mullens Again In Week 16

According to Jeremy Fowler, the Vikings are likely to start QB Nick Mullens again in Week 16. 

Nick Mullens

Minnesota lost Mullens’ first start in overtime to the Bengals this past weekend, but HC Kevin O’Connell indicated he liked how Mullens was able to move the ball. 

Mullens, 28, wound up signing on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss back in 2017. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later added to their practice squad.

The 49ers brought Mullens back on a futures contract in 2018 only to release him at the start of the regular season. Mullens had a brief stint on their practice squad before being called up following Jimmy Garoppolo‘s season-ending knee injury.

Mullens re-signed as an exclusive rights free agent heading into 2020 but San Francisco declined to tender him as a restricted free agent. The Eagles signed him to a contract before releasing him and he eventually caught on with the Browns.

Mullens signed with the Raiders as a backup to QB Derek Carr but was traded to the Vikings for a 2024 seventh-round pick. Minnesota re-signed him to a contract last offseason. 

In 2023, Mullens has appeared in two games for the Vikings and completed 35-46 pass attempts (76.1 completion percentage) for 386 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. 

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