SANTA CLARA — The story was supposed to be about Nick Mullens. That would have been the obvious storyline.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since naming Mullens the starting quarterback for Monday night’s game against the New York Giants. This was Shanahan’s opportunity to explain his decision.
Instead, Shanahan seemed more interested in talking about the quarterback he just benched, C.J. Beathard.
“C.J.’s story is not over,” Shanahan insisted. “Someday, I don’t know when, he will get (another) opportunity. He has the ability, the toughness, the mind to be a very successful quarterback in this league.”
In other words, the Mullens Era may not last long.
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