A day after a brief cameo in the San Francisco 49ers' preseason finale, quarterback Nick Mullens is a new father. His wife, Haleigh, gave birth to their son, Luke Clayton Mullens, according to Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group.

Congratulations to Mullens and his wife.


Mullens spent the offseason competing with C.J. Beathard for San Francisco's backup quarterback job. He is a near-lock to make the 53-player roster. The deadline for NFL teams to get down to the required limit is Saturday at 1 p.m. PT.

Mullens played in one drive against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.

"The plan was for [Beathard and Mullens] to start the same amount of quarters (in preseason)," head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game. "C.J. had six, and we wanted him to get six. I was going to debate on how long to keep him in, but after he got hit a few times in protection, I just pulled him out."

San Francisco signed Mullens as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Miss in 2017. He completed 176-of-274 attempts (64.2 percent) for 2,277 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions through eight starts with the 49ers in 2018.