Arik Armstead on Trey Lance: Expecting great things, but it isn’t all on his shoulders

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The Warriors had a championship parade in San Francisco this week and 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead was watching the festivities with his mind on his team’s future.

Armstead said on The Jim Rome Show that it was “definitely inspiring” to see the celebration unfold and that he knows it would be a “special moment” if the 49ers could do the same thing.

Getting there will take strong quarterback play and Trey Lance‘s ability to provide it has been a major question mark of the offseason. Armstead declared his belief in what Lance can do while noting that it won’t just be up to the quarterback to determine if they are able to reach those heights.

“I’m expecting great things from him,” Armstead said, via “I’m excited to see what he’s going to do, but he’s not alone when he takes the field. Our team is very talented, and it’s not just ‘The Trey Lance Show.’ He’s surrounded by a lot of talented, great players, and we’re all going to go out there and do what we can to help us win games. It’s not just going to be on his shoulders.”

The 49ers made it to a Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, but they weren’t able to hold off the Chiefs in Miami. Even if Lance can give them more than Garoppolo did, finishing the job will be up to the entire group.

5 responses to “Arik Armstead on Trey Lance: Expecting great things, but it isn’t all on his shoulders

  1. Can’t wait to see what “great things” come from him when he has AD breathing down his neck…

  2. I suspect the loss of Mike McDaniel is going to hurt that offense. Deebo was pissed he left so we will see what kind of impact MM had on that team.

    I’ll root for Lance from 2023 on into the future but in 2022, definitely want to see him struggle. That 1st rounder belongs to Miami.

  3. That is an incredibly optimistic expectation. Clara will be lucky to come in 3rd in NFC West…like they did last year. Nothing against Lance but can’t wait to see them crash and burn.

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