Kyle Shanahan: Arm fatigue “not a concern” with Trey Lance

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Trey Lance‘s ascension to the No. 1 quarterback job with the 49ers this offseason came with plenty of rave reviews from teammates about Lance’s fitness for the job.

It also came with reports indicating that Lance struggled with arm fatigue that required him to take days off from throwing at points since he entered the NFL. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk mocked those reports and head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t do anything to lend them credence during an appearance on The TK Show ahead of training camp.

“No, it’s not a concern at all,” Shanahan said, via 49ersWebzone.com. “Trey had some injuries last year when he broke his finger and stuff that he had to adjust some things to fight through and get through which made him have some weeks where he did have a sore arm and things like that. But, I haven’t had a quarterback I’ve ever gone through in my career where there wasn’t one time in that year where their arm wasn’t bothering them. So, there’s no like difference in other guys or arm fatigue or anything like that. He had a great OTAs. He’s in as good of a place right now as I’ve been around and I just can’t wait for him to start practice here in a couple days.”

The 49ers will be holding four straight practices after all of their players report to camp on Tuesday and the schedule over the rest of the summer will provide ample opportunity to see if Lance’s arm has any issue standing up to the workload required of an NFL starter.

15 responses to “Kyle Shanahan: Arm fatigue “not a concern” with Trey Lance

  1. Shanahan and Lynch should be sweating bullets over this mess that they created.

  2. Of course he doesn’t have arm fatigue….how silly of you to ask. It’s just sore.

  3. If he plays well, the people calling him a bust already should stop commenting.

  4. We’ve seen how much work Lance needs- shouldn’t be be taking as many reps as he can in the offseason, basically throwing until he can’t anymore? There’s nothing to get defensive about there… as Shanahan both confirms and denies it. The biggest joke is the mileage they’re trying to get out of that broken finger. They turned a two week injury into a four month injury after the fact, and everybody who watched them in the preseason could plainly see Lance having major issues with touch and accuracy before he broke his finger. I don’t understand what purpose it serves to blatantly lie about that.

  5. There are more negative views than positive expressed about this youngster – and I can’t begin to understand, or care, why. The one thing that is reasonably sure: when this kid shows them they were wrong, they will not be heard from again. Watch.

  6. This guy has done nothing. If you are worried about his arm strength then you are focused on the wrong thing. He has yet to lead an NFL offense with any hint of talent. And he has zero intangible qualities.

  7. Trey like Mac Jones didn’t play much in college. He will need time to adjust to the NFL game and the length of the season.

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