Nick Mullens wins 49ers’ backup quarterback job over C.J. Beathard

Sep 2, 2019 at 2:40 PM--


SANTA CLARA Quarterback Nick Mullens earned a spot on the 49ers 53-man roster on Saturday after receiving bad news on the day
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