A quarterback change could be on the table for the 49ers this week.
“I don’t think [Nick Mullens] played very well, just looking at some of our situations, but that wasn’t all on him,” Shanahan said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “No one played very well, especially in the passing game.”
Mullens was 18-of-32 for 221 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions against the Buccaneers in Sunday’s 27-9 loss. The story said the team evaluates the QB position every week so it's possible a switch back to Beathard takes place for Week 13.
On the heels of two mostly steady performances from Mullens and the offense, Shanahan will stick with the undrafted quarterback during the team's next game Nov. 25 at Tampa Bay. Accounting from those outings reveals 70-percent passing (43 of 61), 256 yards per game and four touchdowns versus two interceptions from Mullens as San Francisco averaged 28.5 points per contest. At least for the foreseeable future, Mullens will fend off C.J. Beathard for reps under center.
Mullens threw for 262 yards and three TDs with no interceptions, but it was against the Raiders last week. The good news is, Mullens gets the Giants on Monday night, but the G-men are ranked 5th in allowing points to opposing QBs. Mullens may have some value for those in deeper leagues or in two-QB leagues.