Eagles sign QB Nick Mullens
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) warms up prior to facing the Washington Football Team at State Farm Stadium. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

he Eagles have signed Nick Mullens, per a club announcement. The quarterback will join Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco on the depth chart to compete for a backup job.

Mullens, 26, started out as an undrafted free agent with the 49ers in 2017. Since then, he’s made 16 total starts with a 25:22 TD:INT ratio and thrown for upwards of 4,440 yards. On the flip side, he has a 7.9 career yards-per-attempt figure. The 49ers chose to go in a different direction this offseason, choosing not to tender Mullens for $2.1M. Jimmy Garoppolo will return as the likely starter — despite all the speculation to the contrary — with first-round pick Trey Lance waiting in the wings.

The Eagles, meanwhile, had a QB spot open after cutting undrafted free agent Jamie Newman. If the Eagles carry three QBs, Mullens could slot in as the QB3. There’s also the possibility that he outperforms Flacco, or even Hurts — new head coach Nick Sirianni says he’ll hold an open competition for the top job this summer.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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