Trey Lance was expected to take the San Francisco 49ers to another level this season. However, he broke his ankle in the first quarter for San Francisco in a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Lance was ejected from the field and will have to undergo ankle surgery at the end of the season.
Trey Lance was in an aerial cast when he was transported off the pitch and there will be plenty of questions about him going forward though. Lance completed 2 of 3 passes for 30 yards. He also went for 13 yards on three carries. Trey Lance was injured on a running game and not on a passing game.
Many San Francisco 49ers fans on Twitter blamed head coach Kyle Shanahan for Lance’s injury due to coaching malpractice. They felt like they were running with him too much. San Francisco needs to figure out after this season what to do again at quarterback.
General manager John Lynch gave up all those first-round picks a few years to draft him. It looks like a total waste. The question is, who is to blame for this? You can blame both parties for this. There was a reason Jimmy Garoppolo was brought back after all.
This is the last year of his contract. Garoppolo completed 13 of 21 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown. He also had five yards on four carries and a score in that football game as well. A lot of people think they’re better off with Jimmy Garoppolo than Trey Lance in the short term. The long term is going to be a major question mark for the San Francisco 49ers.
Trey Lance will enter his third season next year of his rookie contract. Will San Francisco want to get away from him before his career can even take off or will they try for another year? The Class of 2023 and the Class of 2024 quarterbacks feel absolutely loaded in the NFL Draft. It would be interesting to see what they would do.
The San Francisco 49ers (1-1) next game will be on the road against the Denver Broncos (1-1) on Sunday night 9/25.
The Seattle Seahawks (1-1) next game will be at home against the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) on Sunday 9/25.