It was a wild night for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens on Thursday Night Football, and it closed in fitting fashion — with compliments from fellow Southern Miss alum Brett Favre. After the game, Mullens was on the NFL Network set and Favre called him to compliment him on a job well done.
“Nick, I couldn’t be more proud for you. What a great start. I’m not surprised at your success, and I wish you the best — you know that.”
When asked if there were any surprises about Mullens play, Favre talked about his history at Southern Miss and just needing an opportunity.
“I’m not surprised in how he plays one bit. He did that at Southern Miss. He handles himself with tremendous class. He’s a very bright football mind. All he needed, honestly, was an opportunity. And he got it, and he made the most of it. So I’m not surprised one bit.”
Mullens broke Favre’s records at Southern Miss, and they have been friends for a while now. Back in the preseason, Cam Inman talked with Favre and got a similar scouting report from him. Favre and everybody who has talked about Mullens talk about his football IQ. His arm raises some question marks, but he made enough necessary throws to take care of business against the Raiders.
We really have no idea where Nick Mullens will go from here, but regardless of his future, he’s gotta be on cloud nine this morning. It was only one game, as he told Erin Andrews after the game, but it was one heck of a game.