The San Francisco 49ers have not made an official announcement, but early evidence suggests Nick Mullens will be the starting quarterback this coming Monday against the New York Giants. The team returned to practice on Tuesday for the first time since Mullens’ debut on Thursday Night Football, and he got the first reps of practice, according to the 49ers beat writers.
It looks like Nick Mullens is taking the first snaps at QB, C.J. Beathard the second and Tom Savage the third.— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) November 6, 2018
This is the first #49ers practice since the #OAKvsSF Thursday game. pic.twitter.com/0JGF4OTzUE
Ian Rapoport and Jay Glazer both reported over the weekend that Mullens was expected to be the starter this week, but Kyle Shanahan said on Friday he was waiting until after the team’s four-day break before making any decision. One has to imagine Shanahan has had some kind of conversation with his two quarterbacks.
The 49ers will have locker room availability following practice, and it will be interesting to see if anybody spills the beans about the starting QB. Kyle Shanahan’s next press conference is likely going to be Thursday. The 49ers don’t have media availability on Wednesday, and then move into the normal three-day practice period Thursday through Saturday.