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49ers’ Trey Lance Wows Fans on Twitter with 76-Yard TD, Strong Play vs. Packers

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In his first game as starting quarterback of the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers, Trey Lance offered a tantalizing glimpse of what fans can get through the regular season.

The No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft played the initial two series contrary to the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night. He led two scoring drives, including a 76-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Danny Gray.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers @49ers

Trey to Danny Gray

#GBvsSF on KPIX pic.twitter.com/Z8hksxK08I

Mina Kimes @minakimes

Really nice job by Lance getting that certain out fairly quick in a collapsing pocket. Perfectly placed after he put a lil an excessive amount of mustard on some early attempts, too.

Jordan Elliott @JLeeElliott

Trey Lance connects with Danny Gray on a deep bomb down the left sideline for a 76 yard touchdown

Thats it, Ive seen enough. Obtain the gold jacket ready, this son is on his solution to Canton

Rob Stats Guerrera @StatsOnFire

Perfect throw by Trey Lance there. Have each day, Danny Gray, incidentally! Nice to see Trey get some good air beneath the ball, too! Perfect solution to end the night time!

The touchdown was Lance’s final play of your day, as he was replaced by Nate Sudfeld on San Francisco’s next offensive possession. The 22-year-old finished 4-of-5 for 92 yards and a score through the air. He also had a seven-yard operate on the team’s first drive.

PFF @PFF

Trey Lance vs Packers:

4/5
92 Yards
1 TD
158.3 Perfect Passer Rating

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Grant Cohn @grantcohn

Trey Lance clearly has improved significantly since last season.

Niners Nation @NinersNation

Trey Lance pic.twitter.com/85nTtsJMF1

Alex @SadNinersFan_

TREY LANCE IS HIM pic.twitter.com/t36w36Kb4T

Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

Since 2019, the #49ers have the fewest pass attempts beyond your numbers traveling 20-plus yards in the NFL (77). Again, the tiniest of samples, but paired using what we’ve observed in practice, that’s more likely to change with Trey Lance at QB.

Lance’s lone incompletion was on an out route that has been thrown too much and outside. Gray could corral the pass, but he couldn’t get his feet down inbounds.

David Lombardi @LombardiHimself

That has been a really tough throw on third right down to Danny Gray, however in general Trey Lance has been inconsistent with any work to the sideline during training camp. He missed that certain by way of a bit

Gray may possibly also carve out a notable role in the offense this year. He was the Niners’ third draft pick in 2022 (No. 105 overall). The SMU alum has 4.33 40-yard-dash speed and earned high marks for his capability to generate yards following the catch.

Playing in exactly the same offense with Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle could make targets difficult ahead by, but Gray’s budding rapport with Lance could see him can get on the field frequently.

The 49ers have already been successful with Jimmy Garoppolo as their quarterback in the last three seasons. That they had the very best record in the NFC and reached the Super Bowl in 2019 but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the big game.

Following a slow start last season, the 49ers won seven of these final nine games to claim a wild-card spot. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys and Packers in the playoffs, but their run found a finish with a loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion LA Rams in the NFC Championship Game.

Despite some uncertainty in the beginning of the offseason, head coach Kyle Shanahan finally declared the 49ers as Lance’s team when training camp opened in July.

There is going to be some bumps in the street on the way with Lance, who had just one single full year of starting experience in college at North Dakota State in 2019. But his arm strength and running talent can start new roads for Shanahan to explore with this particular offense.

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