Trey Lance has an 80-yard touchdown pass on his second preseason throw

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Take a seat, Jimmy G.

Rookie quarterback Trey Lance has made a splash early in his NFL debut, with an 80-yard touchdown pass against the Chiefs.

Rolling left, Lance stopped, looked at his options, and then lofted the ball from the left hash at the San Francisco 13 to receiver Trent Sherfield, who caught the ball just outside the numbers on the right side of the field at the Kansas City 43 and ran the ball in for a score.

G.M. John Lynch recently has said that Lance is pushing Jimmy Garoppolo for the starting job. That play could be the thing that helps shove Garoppolo not only to the bench but, if he refuses an eventual request that he take a pay cut, off the roster entirely.

Garoppolo handled one drive, completing three of three passes for 26 yards. If/when the team decides that Lance is the better option, the 49ers would be wise to put Garoppolo in bubble wrap. Any serious injury would put them on the hook for his full $25 million in 2021 compensation.

30 responses to “Trey Lance has an 80-yard touchdown pass on his second preseason throw

  1. So much made from preseason games. No question Lance is talented. I think it’s a little premature to annoint him the starter.

  2. Calm down. It’s preseason. Can he execute the check down?

    Regards,

    Mac J. in new England

  3. Steve Erkel says:
    August 14, 2021 at 9:24 pm
    He’ll be the best QB out of this Rookie class.

    8 14 Rate This

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    He won’t. All of his college highlight look like that. Wide open WR 40 yards downfield. One trick pony who runs a lot. A good D will easilytake those looks away and make him panic.

    BB would eat him alive. You take away all the deep stuff
    and take out the edges on the run. Game over.

    Throwing the ball deep and running isn’t enough. Wilson and Lance will clearly be the worst.

    Fields also in the mix. They just don’t have the football IQ.

  4. Love this kid’s talent, but the real question is will the player’s and coaches be allowed to influence the outcomes of the games this year?

    Or will it just be the mafia and dirty zebras like Bill Vinovich deciding wins and losses again, as usual?

    Serious question. Will determine how watchable or interested anyone with minimal intelligence will have in this league.

  5. Trey has looked very good tonight.

    But why not keep Garappolo? Yes, he costs a lot, but he already fits into the salary cap this year, and if the Niners have learned anything the last couple of years it’s that you need a good backup QB. It wouldn’t hurt to have Garappolo even if Lance assumes the starting QB position; at least for this season.

  6. A lot of late hit and helmet hits by cheits D in this game….very reminiscent of SB 4th quarter.

  7. touchback6 says:
    August 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm
    Steve Erkel says:
    August 14, 2021 at 9:24 pm
    He’ll be the best QB out of this Rookie class.

    8 14 Rate This

    —————

    He won’t. All of his college highlight look like that. Wide open WR 40 yards downfield. One trick pony who runs a lot. A good D will easilytake those looks away and make him panic.

    BB would eat him alive. You take away all the deep stuff
    and take out the edges on the run. Game over.

    Throwing the ball deep and running isn’t enough. Wilson and Lance will clearly be the worst.

    Fields also in the mix. They just don’t have the football IQ.

    ————

    Just from that prediction alone I know they have about a 90 percent chance of succeeding. You predictions have been so off, it’s hilarious.

  8. touchback6 says:
    August 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm
    Steve Erkel says:
    August 14, 2021 at 9:24 pm
    He’ll be the best QB out of this Rookie class.

    8 14 Rate This

    —————

    He won’t. All of his college highlight look like that. Wide open WR 40 yards downfield. One trick pony who runs a lot. A good D will easilytake those looks away and make him panic.

    BB would eat him alive. You take away all the deep stuff
    and take out the edges on the run. Game over.

    Throwing the ball deep and running isn’t enough. Wilson and Lance will clearly be the worst.

    Fields also in the mix. They just don’t have the football IQ.

    ———————
    But they still have an infinitely higher football (and overall) IQ than “season tickets since the 70s” clown.

  9. All the caveats aside, that was an eye-opening throw. Not a lot of arms in the league can make that throw.

  10. I’ll wait to see these same ppl during the season..if IF they show up..good start let’s see what happens

  11. This is preseason folks. I see both Lance and Fields being annointed top 10 QBs in league league already against guys who will either be unemployed or bounce around practice squads. But then again what does sports media have to report about these days? The dying Nascar fandom? Or perhaps baseball which seems to try all these new rule changes to speed up the game and make it more exciting. It’s nice to have football back I’ll admit. But let’s wait until teams are actually trying to win games and not evaluate talent. If this happens week 1, then you can get excited.

  12. Start Lance. He’s more dynamic than Jimmy G. Has more of a big play-HR threat to him. That defense is gonna he able to make up for some rookie mistakes. Nothing about Jimmy G has ever jumped out to me in his time in the league

  13. Ah… Preseason Football…

    Where a QB can lob a duck, (albeit well placed) to a core special teamer fighting to make the team who beat a Rookie LB and a Corner who won’t make the team for a score…

    And have it make news.

  14. Was he really that impressive? After the 80 yarder he completed just four of 13, for 48 yards and no touchdowns.

  15. That was pretty much the same throw that Zach Wilson and my man Justin Fields dazzled everybody with in their pro days. Trey Lance executed it with perfection in a live game.

  16. Maybe I watched a different game, but he beat an undrafted rookie on one play then played horrible the rest of the night against 3rd stringers and there are articles about giving him the start. Way premature on that.

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