Trey Lance: It’s not my job to care what reporters or people on social media say

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San Francisco quarterback Trey Lance may be aware of the chatter that he hasn’t come as far over the last year as the 49ers were hoping when they drafted him. But he says he doesn’t care about that.

Lance said that he knows how his teammates and coaches feel about him, and that’s enough.

“In the most respectful way possible, it doesn’t change how I feel about you guys as people, but it’s not my job to care what you guys say or anyone else on social media,” Lance told reporters, via ESPN. “For me, I care about what the guys in the locker room think and what my coaching staff thinks.”

The 49ers traded three first-round picks to get the pick they used on Lance, which they obviously wouldn’t have done if they didn’t expect him to become an elite franchise quarterback. But they also knew that Lance was very raw coming out of North Dakota State and would need some work. And the reality is we won’t know the results of that work until we see Lance on the field as the 49ers’ starting quarterback.

36 responses to “Trey Lance: It’s not my job to care what reporters or people on social media say

  1. Wrong answer, sparky. Go get a job at Home Depot if you want to live outside of the spotlight. You’re job requires public visibility and access. Of course the way you looked last year you probably won’t have to worry about being noticed. On the bright side, backup QB is one of the easiest places to hide on the football field.

  2. littlelarrysellers says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:20 am
    Good dude but could be biggest bust of all time.

    Jamarcus Russell says HI!

  3. This guy os already having media meltdowns and he’s yet to play a single snap as “the guy” Good luck!

  4. He should care as it’s his job to fix the problems with his game he gets ridiculed for and yet he has, he’s still an extremely raw inaccurate passer who still has a ton of development he still needs to do. Lance is going to be a bust, now that there is tape on him w/ more tape getting out on him each n every week going forward he is going to struggle bad this year. Lance is terrible, dude is going to struggle badly this next year. Lance will be battling Geno n Lock trying to stay away from being named as the worst QB1 in the NFC.

  5. Yep the experts are always right are they not ?
    Where was Malik Willis drafted again??? 3rd round after the supposed experts had him going as high as second. The media has to do their job and ask the questions and give their semi educated guess on whats really going on but nobody including the players are required to listen to them just answer the question and move on. Theres enough pressure on every 1st round pick without adding more pressure from what social media thinks. When th social media world is right they never let you forget but when they are wrong they make an excuse and move on.

  6. QB from a small school that ran the ball most of the time. Who better to spend three first-round picks on?

  7. haha…people find fault with his approach are out of their minds. In addition to the physical tools, the guy is already a pro!

  8. Isn’t it funny that as soon as Mahommes became a super-star everyone went crazy trying to find a guy that looked like him. The Packers super-reached for Love, the 49ers gave up 3 #1’s for Lance and the Bears fell all over themselves for Fields. None of these guys showed PM levels of talent in college and it was purely teams judging books by covers, so they deserve what they get. And so far none of them are getting much.

  9. Good thing, because reporters and people on social media are going to have some things to say when the Niners blatantly lie about how he only didn’t start last year because of injury. It was bad enough that every time Jimmy G looked bad we heard about a new injury the following Tuesday, but I can’t believe they have the nerve to try to play the same game with Lance’s entire season.

  10. Prediction: Justin Fields outplays Trey Lance week 1 in Chicago and gets the upset. You heard it here.

    Like Trey and hope he succeeds, but he really looked Tebow-esque as a rookie.

  11. andreboy1 says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:22 am
    He should tell his teammate Javon Kinlaw that.

    Kinlaw was viciously attacked by a know nothing hack. Javon had every right to respond, and everyone who knows anything about the situation is supporting him.

  12. He shouldn’t even waste his time telling the media it’s not his job to care about them. Just don’t care about them.

  13. So many incredibly stupid comments on this board. If he had said he’s bothered by outside chatter everyone would (rightfully) say he’s thin skinned. He had a great and courteous response. Has a lot of poise.

  14. I don’t think Trey Lance will be bust because he’s in a good situation. He had no business being on the field last season as he does not have enough snaps under his belt. He’s being developed correctly.

    I personally wanted Justin Fields. I knew Mac Jones would be plug n play, but you need a QB with athletic instincts to win games deep in January.

    Trey Lance gives the 49ers the ability to implement the boot action and waggles that make defenses defend the entire field, and when you have a QB that can get loose when he breaks contain it makes those plays more lethal. We don’t need him to be Lamar Jackson with his running, we just need him to be Elway in terms of his mobility and pick up those first downs to keep the chains moving, or those 25-30 yards against prevent in the 2 minute offense.

  15. Great answer by the kid. He respectfully told them that he doesn’t care what they or the morons on social media say.

    He wasn’t rude or dismissive.

    Smart kid.

  16. The kid hasn’t played yet, so judgment should be reserved. The 49ers haven’t done Lance or Jimmy any favors in their disastrous handling of this transition.

  17. A lot of bitter Seahawks’ fans here that are sure that Lance is a bust. That’s pretty funny. Enjoy your 5 win season.

  18. I’m still not convinced Trey Lance was Kyle Shanahan’s first choice. I believe he got swayed by people in his ears out of his initial pick of Mac Jones.

  19. Trey, you are spot on. No one should ever care about “social media” anything. You have bigger fish to fry. You have yet to show you are a pro-caliber QB. And the clock is ticking. Your replacement is just around the draft corner.

  20. littlelarrysellers says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:20 am
    Good dude but could be biggest bust of all time.

    Not a chance of that so long as there was a draft pic named Jamarcus Russell

  21. He was not wrong, but a rookie mistake to say it out loud. Part of the package as an public person, an entertainer. The stress have gotten to him

  22. there is a lot of pressure on a player that his team traded 3 first round picks for…so with that comes the pressure of representing the team on and off the field, which means the public and the sports writers too….he should be laying the ground work now to ease communications with EVERYBODY later when he is the starter…if he does not communicate he will get hammered by EVERYONE…

  23. Mr. Lance could use a lesson in tact and poise. Maybe a throwing lesson after.

  24. trentdilfer08 says:
    May 31, 2022 at 10:33 am
    Glad my team did not mortgage the future for this guy!

    5261Rate This
    I wish my team did not mortgage the future for this guy.

  25. Haven’t seen anything wrong with Lance’s game. He came in an won a must-win game last year, helped the team get to the playoffs.

    He’ll be an excellent backup to Jimmy G again this year.

  26. Lance has played in 2 games. His stats in those2gamesareactually better than Patrick Mahomes stats in his first 2 games.

    Those saying that Lance is a bust have no idea what they are talking about.

  27. He’s right. He may be young and may not be proven but he is 100% right. Why do people care so much about social media? No one’s opinion on there matters. No one’s opinion in real life matters.

  28. Great answer by Lance. Not sure why some people are taking shots at him because of this.

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