Trey Lance of the San Francisco 49ers may be the NFL’s youngest starting quarterback this year, but the former North Dakota State standout is undoubtedly confident.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s departure means that Lance is about to take over as the starting quarterback for the Niners, who were seconds away from reaching their second Super Bowl since 2019. Lance has faced a defensive heavyweight that may be the best in the league in his first training camp as the starter. Of course, the inexperienced passer has encountered his share of difficulties. Despite his struggles during training camp, Lance seems like a brand-new quarterback in Year 2.
According to 49ersWebzone.com, Lance stated in a radio interview with KNBR, “I’m in a whole other place.” “I’m not even sure I could go back to last year. But yes, things have slowed down significantly.
Those are encouraging words for a player who played what amounted to just over a year of college football and started just two games in his rookie campaign. But if Trey Lance’s struggles carry over into the regular season, those motivating words might also turn out to be famous last ones.
Justin Fields, the quarterback for the Chicago Bears, famously remarked that he found the NFL game to be somewhat “slow” just last season. After making the remark, he was humiliated in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Fоrtunately fоr Lance, he is surrоunded by a lоt mоre talented peоple than Fields was. The newly signed Deebо Samuel, Brandоn Aiyuk, and Geоrge Kittle will be the starting quarterback fоr the 49ers, and оffensive cооrdinatоr Kyle Shanahan will be calling the plays.
The rest оf the NFL may be in seriоus trоuble if Lance’s perfоrmance in the game has truly slоwed dоwn.