The San Francisco 49ers will parade a new quarterback Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders, as they will give the ball to unproven signal-caller Nick Mullens, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Mullens will start in lieu of C.J. Beathard, whose available to play, but isn’t at 100 percent because of a wrist injury.

San Francisco’s starting QB tonight against the Oakland Raiders will be Nick Mullens, per source. C.J. Beathard will serve as his backup, but with his wrist injury affecting his grip on the football, Mullens will make his first NFL start and throw his first NFL pass.

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Nick Mullens declared for the NFL Draft last year, but did not hear his name get called in the entry draft. Instead, he found his way into the NFL when he was signed by the 49ers to a deal in May of 2017. He was eventually cut by San Francisco months later before hooking up with the team in January of this year. Mullens was cut again back in September, failing to make the team’s opening day roster, but was shortly signed by San Francisco to its practice squad.

Before hitting the big league, Mullens played four years with the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, and finished his college career as the school’s all-time passing leader with 11,994 yards to go with 87 touchdowns against 46 interceptions. He also set single-season Southern Mississippi records by throwing for 4,476 passing yards and 38 touchdowns.