Sport Charvarius Ward: I feel like Trey Lance is about to show everybody what he’s capable of doing
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan: 'We have moved on' from Jimmy Garoppolo to Trey Lance
There is no longer any doubt about who will enter preseason as the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warm up. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan met with veteran signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo at some point on Tuesday morning. Following that discussion, Shanahan confirmed to reporters that the franchise has "moved on" to 2021 rookie Trey Lance as its new QB1. The move is anything but surprising.
49ers cornerbackwas a rookie when quarterback took over as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback and threw for 50 touchdowns en route to an MVP award.
Ward then witnessed the quarterback’s progression over the last few years before signing a three-year deal with San Francisco in March.
So now Ward is in the Bay Area to see the rise of. In an interview with Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, the cornerback noted it’s “unfair” to compare Lance with Mahomes at this point. But Ward has seen plenty of positive qualities out of San Francisco’s young QB.
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“I feel like he’s about to show everybody,” Ward said. “He’s got to work. He’s got to grow. All of us have to do that.
“I feel like Trey is going to be a great quarterback in the NFL. He’s got a good head on his shoulders. He’s confident in himself just like I’m confident in myself. And we all believe in him. We all trust in Trey.”
With Ward’s experiences in Kansas City, he likely has a good idea of what good quarterback looks like in practice. But Lance still has a lot to prove once the lights really come on in September.
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Lance's deep TD pass leads 49ers to 28-21 win vs. Packers .
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance flashed his big arm in a brief preseason stint for San Francisco with a 76-yard touchdown pass to speedy rookie Danny Gray that helped the 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 28-21 on Friday night. Lance played just two series in the game but that was enough to show why the Niners made the decision to transition from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lance at quarterback. Lance delivered a perfect deep strike to Gray on San Francisco's second possession and Gray raced the rest of the way for the score. The pass traveled 34 yards downfield, longer than all but one of Garoppolo's completions the past two seasons for San Francisco.