Here are two pretty safe statements. One, Philadelphia Eagles fans don’t always agree on things. Second, if there is something that Birds fans can agree on, it’s this. There weren’t many Eagles fans that watched their 2020 Week 4 matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers and thought they were getting a glimpse of a future Philly prospect in the form of Nick Mullens.
After all, the Birds has Carson Wentz on the payroll. They had also just added Jalen Hurts in the draft. There was no reason to ever add someone like Nick Mullens right?
Wrong! At the time of this story being published, a little over eight months have passed since that night, one where Mullens didn’t look too hot in a 25-20 loss (He threw two picks despite going 18 for 26 with 200 yards and a touchdown). Who would have thought he was auditioning for a spot on Philly’s roster?
Here we are, and after recently releasing Jamie Newman, the Birds have added Mr. Mullens to nest.
Here’s what Philadelphia Eagles fans need to know about the Nick Mullens signing.
1. Let’s talk measurables.
Nick Mullens is a six-foot-one, 210-pound specimen who, by NFL standards is a little short, but he does have many of the tools needed to be successful in today’s game.
2. Wait! Who is this guy again?
Mullens played his college ball at Southern Miss for the Golden Eagles. He earned Second Team All-Conference-USA honors and the Conference-USA Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2015 before going undrafted in 2017’s NFL Draft.
The Niners picked him up as an undrafted free agent shortly thereafter, and that’s where he’s been ever since. That is until San Fran declined to extend a tender to him as a restricted free agent this past offseason which made him an unrestricted free agent in March.
Mullens was scheduled to become a restricted free agent following the season, but the team did not extend a tender to him at the start of the new league year and he became an unrestricted free agent.
3. Let’s get into some numbers.
In 44 career starts at Southern Miss, he threw for 11,994 yards and 87 touchdowns versus 46 interceptions.
As a professional, he’s yet to notch even a two-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio, throwing 25 scores and 22 picks while racking up 4,714 yards on 387 completions. He’s gone 5-11 as a starter in 19 games with 16 starts over the course of the past three seasons.