Eagles News: Nick Mullens Signed as New Third-String Quarterback
When it comes to the Philadelphia Eagles next season, there's almost no doubt that Jalen Hurts is their starting quarterback. Veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco will likely be Hurts' backup, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to add more depth in case of poor play or injuries. That's exactly what Philadelphia did on Monday.
On Monday, the Eagles signed former San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens to a contract. He'll serve as the team's third-string quarterback for the 2021 NFL season.
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As far as third-string quarterbacks go, the organization could've done much worse than Mullens. The former 49er spent three seasons with the team after going undrafted in 2017. Between 2018 and 2020, Mullens played 19 games for San Francisco, throwing for 4,714 passing yards and 25 touchdowns to 22 interceptions. One thing to note is that he did have elbow surgery back in December 2020, so it'll be interesting to see how he performs if given the chance.
There's also the chance that Mullens could end the 2021 campaign as the Eagles backup QB. Flacco is 36 years old and his play has started to drop off. He played in just five games with the New York Jets last season, recording 864 passing yards and 6 TDs on a career-worst 55.2 completion percentage. If Flacco is given the chance to play next season and doesn't look good while doing it, he and Mullens could end up swapping spots on the depth chart.
Regardless of how the Eagles' depth chart looks next season, they're far from being locks to qualify for the postseason. FanDuel Sportsbook has listed Philadelphia as missing next year's playoffs at -380 odds. Some solid play from the Eagles' quarterback position could turn those odds right around.
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