Trey Lance: I made too many mistakes

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The 49ers didn’t have the opener they wanted to the 2022 season.

After taking a 10-0 lead in the rain in Chicago, the 49ers gave up 19 straight points to the Bears and returned to California with an 0-1 record. Among the reasons why they weren’t able to win a game they entered as touchdown favorites was the erratic play of quarterback Trey Lance.

Lance was 13-of-28 for 164 yards and a key fourth quarter interception that set up the final Bears touchdown of the game. Lance added 54 rushing yards on 13 carries, but focused on throws he missed to players like Tyler Kroft, Deebo Samuel, and Jauan Jennings when he evaluated his performance.

“I made too many mistakes,” Lance said, via 49ersWebzone.com. “The defense kept us in the game. Had a big miss to Tyler Kroft in the end zone. Tried to throw a perfect ball, should have just put it right on him and he was wide open. Turned the ball over, took a sack that knocked us out of field goal range that I shouldn’t have. Missed Deebo on a third down. Missed another third down to Jauan. Just too many mistakes. A lot of stuff to clean up for sure for me.”

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Lance “did some good things coming out” before “everything kind of fell apart” for the 49ers in the final minutes of the game. They’ll try for a more complete performance against the Seahawks in Week Two.

21 responses to “Trey Lance: I made too many mistakes

  1. Hard to prepare to play water polo on a football field. The field was under water for half the game. The game should have been rescheduled and someone needs to explain why a football field is prepared to handle rain.

  2. Lance looks the part, but needs some more experience. I hope the Niners stick with him. This is only game one of many.

  3. Jimmy Garoppolo will have a lot of leverage over this team in the upcoming months. The 49ers played this one very wrong.

  4. Lance didn’t play well at all, and I love Dre Greenlaw. But Greenlaw’s stupid penalty completely turned that game around.
    The 49ers were up 10-0, had taken the crowd out of the game, had stopped the Bears on third down and had forced them to punt, in the third quarter. They were going to get the ball back. Greenlaw felt the need to grab a facemask, get a 15-yard penalty, and then the play to Pettis (the former 49er that got into Shanahan’s doghouse) made that big play with Fields. Everything was downhill from there. The Niners couldn’t move the ball, couldn’t seem to stop things from snowballing. All because of that one stupid momentum changer.
    Did Greenlaw make all the mistakes? No. His ONE mistake was what started the snowball rolling downhill.

  5. Imagine the outcry if Garoppolo was posting that stat line of sub-50% completion rate in 164yds and a pick…
    Hypocrisy.

  6. With the quality of talent on the Niners there was no way the Bears should have been in the game (Bears fan here) regardless of the conditions (which everyone had to play in). Lance isn’t ready, or maybe never will be, and SF is wasting an open window to contend. Just stupid.

  7. Lance looked awful, but it’s way too early to write him off, especially given the abysmal conditions in Chicago yesterday.
    Expecting a young player to excel in that kind of situation is asking too much at that stage of their career.

  8. eagleswin says:
    September 12, 2022 at 6:55 am
    Hard to prepare to play water polo on a football field. The field was under water for half the game. The game should have been rescheduled and someone needs to explain why a football field is prepared to handle rain.

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    Just an FYI it was prepared for rain but theres been some flooding all over northeast Illinois. Both teams had to deal with it. They dont rechedule for rain, thats just silly. Go back and look the Dolphins and Steelers played in a tropical storm in 03 or 04 or something like that. There wasnt event lightning, just a crap ton of rain.

  9. Quit football now, Trey, while there is still some dignity to salvage. You are clearly over your head.

  10. Jimmy G will be the QB by the end of week 3. Lynch and Shanny made a huge reach drafting Lance and feel forced to start him. The fact that they held onto a $25mil backup proves they’re not confident in Lance.

  11. Geez, the kid hardly had any decent experience in college, gets drafted during the Covid stuff, is rushed into play a year early, and people are calling him a bust already? And this coming from a fan that can’t stand the 49ers.

  12. eagleswin says:
    September 12, 2022 at 6:55 am
    Hard to prepare to play water polo on a football field. The field was under water for half the game. The game should have been rescheduled and someone needs to explain why a football field is prepared to handle rain.

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    The 49ers choked, if you can’t put this bad Bears team away I don’t feel bad for you.

  13. This must be a tough spot for Lance. It is not his fault that the 49ers invested all of those resources into drafting him. For all the good Shanahan and Lynch have done, they are both stubborn as a mule and dug too deep into their views to admit Garoppolo is the far superior option and gives them the best chance to make a deep playoff run.

  14. Trey Lance might end up being the draft pick that gets Lunch & Shanahan fired. A terrible miscalculation on their part. Had they not traded up they still might have been able to draft him and save all those draft picks.

    BTW: ever see the weather in San Fran? Using rain as an excuse is illogical.

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