Lance has taken the reins from Garoppolo as the team’s starting quarterback.
On Sunday, Lance was struggling very badly.
The young QB went 4-for-12 in what 49ers podcaster/writer Rob Lowder said was his “worst practice so far.”
“That’s a wrap on what was QB Trey Lance’s worst practice so far. He finished 4 of 12 with a pair of receiver drops, a dropped interception by CB Charvarius Ward and an interception thrown straight to LB Fred Warner. Hard not to wince at some of Lance’s throws today.”
Lance has work to do.
“We got into the offseason, and the thought really was this is going to become Trey’s team,” general manager John Lynch recently told The Athletic. “We go through OTAs and all of that, and he really just asserted himself. Those decisions are Kyle’s. We obviously talked a lot about it. It was somewhere in there in OTAs when we just felt very comfortable (naming Lance the starter). It was, all right, let’s do this.”
As Garoppolo’s backup last season, Lance threw for 603 yards on 41-for-71 passing and recorded five touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 168 yards and a touchdown.
If Lance becomes the 49ers signal caller in 2022, Young believes he has what it takes to do the job but needs to prove that he can deliver the ball consistently down the field.
“He [Lance] needs to prove to all of us that he’s an elite deliverer of the football,” Young said, per the show. “I really believe he’s already an elite processor of quarterbacking.”
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