The San Francisco 49ers will have a different starting quarterback this weekend when they take on the Arizona Cardinals.
Nick Mullens, who has started eight games for San Francisco this season, suffered an elbow injury in the 49ers’ 41-33 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He will be out this week, so head coach Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard will start.
The story said Mullens is 2-6 as a starter but Beathard is 1-9 as a starter in his career and has not won a game since 2017. He has had limited work in four games this season. He has completed 28-of-45 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns. In 17 career games, he has 14 career touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.
Mullens was pretty bad Thursday night against the Packers, but not much could be expected with seven vital offensive players missing the game. This is a situation to monitor in Superflex leagues as the 49ers QB should have a bevy of offensive playmakers returning in the next few weeks.