Twitter Goes Crazy as San Francisco 49ers Draft Trey Lance

Published 04/29/2021, 9:21 PM EDT


The San Francisco 49ers have finally put to bed weeks of speculation. NDSU quarterback Trey Lance is headed to the West Coast to become their QB1 of the future.

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Lance burst onto the scene in 2020 thanks to a phenomenal season where he threw 28 touchdowns for 0 interceptions.

In 16 games that season, the QB threw for 2,786 yards on 287 attempts with a pass completion rate of 66.9%. The QB also racked up 1,100 running yards and 14 touchdowns to go alongside his impressive passing stats.

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The 49ers went to great lengths to land the quarterback. The franchise originally had the 12th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. But clearly Trey Lance caught the attention of the 49ers management.

They traded their 2021 first round pick, first and third-round pick in 2022 and a first-round pick in 2023 to get up to the third spot. Now a 49ers player, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to the draft pick.

San Francisco 49ers Twitter embraces their new QB

The franchise had made it clear when they traded for the third overall pick. They were going to draft a QB1. With Trey Lance being the man to take on the role, Twitter reacted to the pick.

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Alabama’s national championship winning QB Mac Jones was also heavily touted as a favorite for the pick. Many saw the quarterback’s accuracy and pocket presence as the reason behind the 49ers’ apparent liking for the QB.

Jan 28, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; American quarterback Mac Jones of Alabama (10) drills during American practice at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

But with Lance selected, the NDSU quarterback is now the man the franchise believes is who can guide them back to the Super Bowl.

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The 49ers still have QB Jimmy Garoppolo on their roster. How they’ll manage with both QBs remains to be seen. But what is certain is that Trey Lance is the man the 49ers believe in.

Apr 29, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Trey Lance (North Dakota State) with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the number three overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft at First Energy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As a new era beckons on the West Coast, do you think Trey Lance is the man who can carry the 49ers back to the Super Bowl?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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