Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance got a first-team rep on a designed run only for him

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On Monday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said, “I haven’t planned that at all,” when asked if No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance would receive reps with the first-team offense.

On Tuesday, Lance took his first snap with the first-team offensive line.

This doesn’t, however, appear to be a reason to freak out over whether Lance is suddenly climbing up the depth chart. While multiple reporters stationed at San Francisco’s Tuesday practice noted how sharp the rookie quarterback looked with his throws, there was only the sole snap with the starters.

And that one play? It was a run designed specifically for Lance.

“We have a seven-day install,” Shanahan said during his post-practice press conference. “A certain play that went in today that we wanted all O-lines to get reps with. And we were only going to do that play with Trey.”

Shanahan also didn’t heap praise on Lance for his Tuesday passing performance.

“I think since OTAs he’s put a lot of work into it and I think he’s getting better each day,” Shanahan said. “I think that will continue to happen, just the more he plays the more he works at it.”

Lance will take over as the 49ers QB1 — that’s not a matter of if, but when. As San Francisco continues to go through training camp, it will be interesting to see if Shanahan’s “plans” change and Lance gets more time playing alongside the starters.

6 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance got a first-team rep on a designed run only for him

  1. Kid needs to start. Everyone actually watching training camp is seeing him be 10x better than Jimmy G.

  2. Jimmy will likely get hurt again and this kid will lead them to a 4 win season. Nope– take that back– they will bench him and CJ Beathard will lead them to a 5 win season.

  3. The 49ers will know a lot more about Trey Lance and his in-game abilities when he plays an actual game against the AFC Champs August 14th

  4. I’d like to see JG play an entire season this year. Just one entire season at least. Prove he is worth the $.

  5. titansgreat says:
    August 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    Jimmy will likely get hurt again and this kid will lead them to a 4 win season. Nope– take that back– they will bench him and CJ Beathard will lead them to a 5 win season.

    Wow crazy how CJ will replace him considering he’s on the opposite coast. Smh.

  6. titansgreat says:
    August 3, 2021 at 5:19 pm
    Jimmy will likely get hurt again and this kid will lead them to a 4 win season. Nope– take that back– they will bench him and CJ Beathard will lead them to a 5 win season.

    I wonder how the hell it will be possible for CJ Beathard will lead the 49ers to 5 wins this year when the guy is not even on the roster. Beathard signed with the Jaguars as a free agent this offseason!

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