If the Jets need a veteran backup, should they consider this guy? Dan Leberfeld

If the Jets add a veteran backup to their rookie QB (who hasn’t arrived yet), this player could be a candidate.
Talking about Nick Mullens, who spent the last four years with the 49ers, playing in the same system the Jets are installing under coordinator Mike LaFleur, a former San Francisco assistant.
Mullens started 16 games during his time in San Francisco, so he has real NFL game experience, which is always a good thing to have in a backup – somebody who has played in games.
But signing Mullens would probably have to wait a few months because he’s still rehabbing from late season elbow surgery.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo announced on January 26 that Mullens should be ready for training camp:
“49ers QB Nick Mullens underwent successful elbow surgery in late December, according to a source. Per the source, the damage was not as extensive as initially feared and did not require Tommy John surgery. Mullens is expected to be 100% recovered for the start of training camp.”
Once Mullens’ elbow is cleared by doctors, he could be an ideal backup to a Jets rookie signal-caller since the Southern Mississippi-product is well-versed in the Jets’ new playbook, making him a great resource for the young QB.
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