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If the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason finale is any indication, Trey Lance is still in the works.
The second-year quarterback struggled throughout Thursday night’s game, completing 7 of 11 passes, passing The ball 49 yards, but failed to lead the 49ers to score. Lance said he wouldn’t let himself down.
“There’s definitely been some ups and downs,” Lance told reporters. “It’s never going to feel good to lose, but I’m going to learn from it and turn the page. I’m not going to make a bigger deal from it than we need to. It definitely wasn’t our best night, but like I said That way, we’re not going to make a big fuss about it.” Lance had 11 yards in the preseason The 141-yard finish ended the preseason-of-16 passing with just two runs for eight yards. The 49ers have largely opted to keep him in their pockets to limit the possible punishment of the double threat before the regular season. Once the regular season begins, we will likely see a different, more aggressive Lance Versions – good or bad. Lance was inconsistent during his brief appearance as a rookie, throwing for 603 yards and five touchdowns against two picks while adding 168 yards and scoring in ground games. San Francisco started the game with a 1-1 lead over Lance in place of Jimmy Garoppolo, who was still on the roster but in the trade block. Garoppolo’s future may be decided before Week 1, as he will receive $24.2 million this season Base salary as a substitute. The 49ers struggled to find a trade partner due to Garoppolo’s offseason shoulder surgery, and their caps were left in their hands again at the end of games in the QB musical chair before Garoppolo was licensed.
Lance was clearly the starter in Week 1, but let the 2021 first-round pick be handed the keys completely. Garoppolo’s presence is arguably untenable. Any slight struggle by Lance could lead to calls from some to relocate the veteran, which could damage Lance’s confidence in the process.