Trey Lance: Being around Patrick Mahomes was awesome

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49ers quarterback Trey Lance may be on the proverbial outside looking in when it comes to being San Francisco’s starter.

But he still was able to pick up some useful information when working out with Patrick Mahomes this offseason.

Lance spent time with Mahomes in April. The No. 3 pick of the 2021 draft said this week that the time together helped him.

“Being able to be around Patrick was awesome,” Lance said, via Matt Maiocco of “Just picking his brain, learning about just the type of guy he is, how he spends his free time, offseason, and then more about his in-season schedule as well.”

But Lance was also able to glean plenty from watching how things unfolded last year with Jimmy Garoppolo and Brock Purdy behind center for San Francisco.

“I learned a ton,” Lance said. “I was able to focus on the right things. Just having a better idea, even better this year coming into year three of what is expected of me, how to run the offense, being able to watch Jimmy and Brock play at such a high level.”

At this point, Lance is essentially competing with Sam Darnold to be the 49ers backup quarterback behind Purdy for 2023. While San Francisco has reportedly fielded trade calls on Lance, the club doesn’t seem to be inclined to move him elsewhere at this point.

7 responses to “Trey Lance: Being around Patrick Mahomes was awesome

  1. A third year, top 3 overall pick shouldn’t be saying things like this about his contemporaries.

  2. Trey Lance is a bust. Plain and simple. What a disaster to trade three 1st round picks for this dude. Now your options are Darnold and Purdy.

  3. Lance isn’t a bust. He has only played in 4 games.

    Niners haters make me smile. Their teams tend to be bottom dwellers while the Niners have been in the NFCC 3 out of the last 4 years, with one Super Bowl.

  4. Can’t blame Lance for the 49ers giving a king’s ransom to draft him at least a round(probably two) higher than he should have been selected. He’s really just a third round QB that the 9ers blew a high first round pick and assets to get. But unfortunately for him, the 9ers mistake may very well saddle Lance with the “Bust” label.

  5. Whether Lance is a bust or not, one thing is a certainty — SF will not be able to take advantage of his rookie contract for roster building seeing as how his posterior will be firmly seated on the bench. And that doesn’t even include the lost roster building capital in the form of forfeited draft picks. SF won’t notice it the next year or so, but those chickens will come home to roost soon enough.

  6. 49ers need Lance to put some good film on tape in the preseason in hopes of getting a 2nd for him.

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