Trey Lance shows promise in brief preseason outing

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Trey Lance didn’t play enough in Friday night’s preseason game to draw any definitive conclusions about how he looks heading into his first season as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. But what he did do was promising.

Lance completed four of five passes for 92 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions, and the 49ers scored on both of his first-quarter drives. And perhaps most important for the preseason, Lance showed an awareness of taking care of his body, sliding on a seven-yard run.

“That was my first time sliding in my whole entire life,” Lance said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “So that was good. I’m sure guys were happy. . . . I’m pretty sure I could hear the whole entire sideline yelling at me to get down. Obviously, I’m in a little bit of different position, just trying to take care of myself. I know me being available and me not being available puts out team at a deficit.”

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Lance was “solid.” Lance will get a little more work in the 49ers’ third preseason game, and then the 49ers will find out what they have when the regular season starts.

21 responses to “Trey Lance shows promise in brief preseason outing

  1. Where all the folks who want to critique the one pass he didn’t make? You Lance haters only wish you were half as good at your job as Trey is at his! Get use to it and get use to seeing him ball out: The same folks who called Josh Allen a bust after his first two seasons are the same fools who have called Lance a bust! Thank god you aren’t in charge of my franchise and know nothing about the game of football! Hahahahahahahaha

  2. Lance really looked the part. Throwing, running & commanding the offense. He does need to work on his post game comments. Repeatedly saying the “whole-entire” multiple times within one interview needs work.

    I predict future stardom.

  3. Lance looks like a future star. His movement in the pocket is effortless, his throws downfield look effortless. He’s trending towards his cathedral ceiling.

  4. It’s just pre-season. But the kid looked good. Showed pocket awareness and willing to keep eyes downfield when the situation deteriorates. Threw a fine touch pass traveling 40 yards in the air over the shoulder down the sideline as the pocket was about to crumble. Yeah, it’s pretty-season, but better to go out there and ball than than look bad in a pre-season game. *cough* Jordan Love *cough*

  5. It was only a preseason game and a small sample size but yeah, he looked the part.

    He’ll have his growing pains this year, but he does two things Jimmy G could NEVER do: extend plays with his mobility and throw an accurate deep ball. Just don’t understand the haters out there.

    Meanwhile, Stafford is the one with “arm fatigue”; Kyler had a “homework clause” because he’s lazy and a diva; and Seattle has two third string QBs.

    Lance won’t be perfect, but there’s a realistic chance for him to be the best QB in the West.

  6. This will be fascinating to watch. It’s as close to a high school QB coming into the league as we’ve had. If Shanahan pulls this off, oh boy.

  7. Give Shanny a QB that can rollout, move the pocket, extend plays being a threat to run while stretching the field with deep throws or hitting outside the hash marks. Jimmy could do none of that. He may have won 70% of his games. Hit 70% of his throws but how often were long drives killed with bonehead interceptions? Win by 3 pts or less because Jimmy could not finish drives. 66 TD’s and 38 INT’s?!

    It’s amazing the 9ers could even run the ball with an 8/9 man stacked box with Jimmy’s limited range arm. All I know is Jimmy couldn’t make that one TD throw last night by Lance and that’s why he is gone. Arrow up for the young QB1.

  8. Here’s how his career will go:
    1 he makes some spectacular plays, wins some games and is celebrated by the media for his brilliance and potential in the next great generation of qbs.
    2. He makes the same types of critical mistakes against playoff teams.
    3. After 4 years and after giving him a fat extension the team throws in the towel trades him.
    4. He’s a backup qb somewhere with nagging injuries until retirement after a 7 yr career.

  9. Most of us that have not hated on this kid will enjoy watching most of the ones who did slowly crawling backwards all season long.

    It would seem that some on the outside looking in tend to forget Lynch and Shanahan tend to know what they’re doing. As such, teams that had problems with Shanahan’s limited offense with Jimmy are going to be very hard pressed now defending the entire field with this youngster. And he runs too.

  10. I see Clara fan is ready to anoint this kid after making one nice throw against a vanilla defense and a 3rd string safety in blown coverage. You might want to temper your expectations but if you want to crown him then crown him. It will be all that more amusing watching Clara implode when he Lance struggles when a defense actually comes in with a game plan and exposes his weaknesses.

  11. There are a number of young QBs who need to learn to hook slide. Joe Burrow’s, Josh Allen and Justin Herbert come to mind. They need to learn when and in what situation to take the hit to gain those few extra yards and when to hit the ground.

  12. He looked really good, and like a player who may become must-see. Go Trey Lance, Go Bison, Go 49ers!!!

  13. footballfan22 says:
    August 13, 2022 at 7:32 am
    The same folks who called Josh Allen a bust after his first two seasons are the same fools who have called Lance a bust! Hahahahahahahaha
    ——————————————————————–
    Lance has played in two GAMES and it took Josh Allen two SEASONS to finally figure things out. Lance has also showed a propensity for injury when he runs the ball. Better slow your roll Clara fan but keep pounding your chest. You are a perfect example that sometimes the empty can rattles the most.

  14. Too early to say if he’s the real deal, but you can definitely say he looks better than the 3rd year QB on the other side.

  15. Always gonna cheer for a Minnesotan. Like someone said above, he looked twice as good as the first rounder on the other side.

  16. wearitclara

    Pot meet kettle! LOL

    Keep trolling! You’re definately a skilled hater. Too bad your comments have zero credibility and you state no facts. Can’t wait until Lance shuts your pie hole up. But I doubt you will ever admit you’re wrong. You don’t have any skills or insight.

  17. footballfan22 says:
    August 13, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    wearitclara

    Pot meet kettle! LOL

    Keep trolling! You’re definately a skilled hater. Too bad your comments have zero credibility and you state no facts. Can’t wait until Lance shuts your pie hole up. But I doubt you will ever admit you’re wrong. You don’t have any skills or insight.
    ———————————————————————-
    Credible fact: Clara finished 3rd last year in the NFC West.
    Credible fact: Clara lost to the Rams 20-17 in the NFC Championship.
    Credible fact: Shanahan is 8-27 without JG and has a history of giving
    up leads and losing big games.
    Skills: I’m educated and pretty good at geography and I know Santa
    Clara is in the southeast corner of the bay, far from Frisco.
    Skills: I’m a better speller than you and can correctly spell
    “definitely”.
    Insight: Shanahan and Clara will not be successful without JG.
    Insight: You and your ilk don’t like being referred to as Clara, which
    amuses me.

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