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49ers’ Kyle Shanahan: Trey Lance ‘has more horsepower inside of him than I think he even knows’

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After spending most of his rookie season behind Jimmy Garoppolo, it was Trey Lance’s turn to take charge in San Francisco.

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Lance, admittedly, struggled in his first season after not playing a ton at North Dakota State. However, the 22-year-old quarterback boasts a devastating combination of arm strength and running ability if he can put it all together.

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During the annual 49ers State of the Franchise event, coach Kyle Shanahan talked about Lance’s potential.

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“The most important thing that people need to understand about Trey is that he is younger,” Shanahan said. via SI.com. “He has more horsepower inside than I think he even knows. Just because of all the talent, but also what he’s made of, how smart he is. I think he can overcome adversity. I believe that he is going to deal with this pressure. It will be difficult – such is the situation. And there aren’t many people in this world who have the talent to be put in that position – there could be 32 of them. But there are definitely not 32 who have the talent and the material inside that allows you to handle this position through ups and downs.

“I don’t care how good you are, people will come after you. You look at people like Peyton Manning who played so much football in his life and what he did in his rookie year and how many picks he threw, he was made of the right stuff and he was able to overcome the odds.”

Shanahan largely avoided discussing Lance last season, likely to put pressure on the rookie quarterback. However, with Garoppolo already leaving San Francisco, it’s time for Lance to prove he’s worthy of all the picks the Nines traded to keep his talents alive.

Lance struggled when he made the starting lineup last season. In two games, he completed just 59.6% of his passes for 441 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and took three sacks. But there was a marked improvement from his first start in week 5 to his second in week 16.

With a full offseason leading the charge, Shanahan believes Lance is ready to take the next step.

“But you really don’t know until your ass is kicked, because that’s when it all starts,” Shanahan said of his entire team. “And you’re going to do it. It could be preseason, it could be week one, but it will happen and then we will see if you can play. How do you come to training on Wednesday? a position where it won’t happen again? Some guys ask, “How can I avoid this?” The guys on our team have the ability Our quarterback has the ability A lot of the guys you don’t know about have the ability We’re going to push them through the season and then you’ll see if they can do it. it’s for a long time.”

The Niners made a big bet that Lance is one of those guys who will stay in San Francisco for a long time and help them return to winning the Super Bowl. Now the young quarterback has a chance to become a leader.



Source: www.nfl.com

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