Who is Nick Mullens? Twitter is finding out and liking what they see.
Nick Mullens made his NFL debut Thursday night against the Raiders after the team decided to go with him because of C.J. Beathard's injury, and the Internet couldn't believe his opening performance.
Mullens led the 49ers to a 34–3 win, going 16–for–22 with 262 yards and three touchdowns.
Beathard, the 49ers current starter, has been out of practice with a wrist injury all week. The 23-year-old Mullens was called up to the team's active roster on Sept. 26 after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending ACL injury.
Mullens's first drive ended in a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon:
Here's how the internet reacted:
Behold the Nick Mullens Era, y’all.— Brian Murphy (@knbrmurph) November 2, 2018
We're about two more good series from the 49ers' offense away from Hue Jackson claiming he really wanted to draft Nick Mullens in 2017.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 2, 2018
Nick Mullens > Nathan Peterman— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) November 2, 2018
So, where they putting the Nick Mullens statue?— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) November 2, 2018
Is Nick Mullens the best quarterback in the NFL? Well it's hard to say— Jared K (@JaredUTSA) November 2, 2018
So ... what happens if Nick Mullens takes a struggling Niners team on an unlikely late-season tear?— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 2, 2018
See how the internet reacted to Mullens' performance.