Announced Monday, the Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Nick Mullens
The Las Vegas Raiders sign QB Nick Mullens, an unrestricted free agent who played with the Cleveland Browns and was a part of the Philadelphia Eagles roster last season. The 27-year-old quarterback also played for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017 to 2020.
In his career, the 6’1, 210-pound Mullens completed 407 out of 630 passing attempts and recorded 4,861 yard with 26 touchdowns. He has 22 interceptions and a passer rating of 87.3. It’s quite ironic that the Raiders sign QB Nick Mullens who only started one game last season—against the Silver & Black. For that game he completed 20 for 30 with 147 yards and a touchdown.
Nick Mullens went undrafted in 2017 after spending four years at Southern Miss. Signing with the San Francisco 49ers during that offseason, Mullens never got the chance to play his rookie year but was able to start in 2018 when Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL. Mullens finished that season starting eight games while recording 2,277 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Following that year, Mullens returned to the backup role for Garoppolo, who lingered with injuries throughout the 2020 season. In turn, Mullens played in 10 games while throwing for 2,437 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 12 picks. The Philadelphia Eagles showed interest in the quarterback, who signed a one-year deal but was eventually waived.
Reports of Mullens’ contract with the Las Vegas Raiders have it listed for $2.5 million with $1 million guaranteed. There’s a good chance he lands the backup quarterback gig with Garrett Gilbert as the only other option behind starter Derek Carr. Although Gilbert has practice squad experience with head coach Josh McDaniels, the Raiders sign QB Nick Mullens who brings on-field experience to the table.