SANTA CLARA — With 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, there are reality checks and then there is virtual reality. This being Silicon Valley, let’s start with the latter.

The 49ers, since 2015, offer a virtual-reality station to help players review practice film and the game plan, and Mullens dabbles in that tool a couple times each week.

“It’s pretty interesting. You go in and you put the goggles on and kind of watch practice from the quarterback’s view, compared to just sitting and watching on your typical projector and stuff,” Mullens said. “Different quarterbacks like it. Some do, some don’t. I feel like I’m kind of in the middle.”

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