NFL Commentator Has a Bold Take Regarding 49ers QB Situation Involving Jimmy Garoppolo & Trey Lance

Published 08/15/2021, 12:34 PM EDT
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 01: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on before their game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 01, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)


The San Francisco 49ers sent shockwaves through the NFL earlier this offseason when they traded their 12th pick of this season’s draft, a 2022 third-round pick and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, for the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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And their decision to do so was also made very clear. They were in the market for a quarterback. Despite making a trip to Super Bowl LIV with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the side felt they needed an upgrade. 

And that they did by drafting quarterback Trey Lance. The rookie has a high ceiling and could soon take the league by storm thanks to his playmaking abilities.  

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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

But for now, he will have to compete with Jimmy G for the starting quarterback role. While Garoppolo is likely to be the starting quarterback for the Niners come Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, the expectation is that Lance will take over the mantle soon. 

But one NFL commentator feels that the situation could end up being slightly different on the west coast.

Jimmy G the long-term starter over Trey Lance

During a segment of the Rich Eisen Show, NFL commentator Ben Lyons discussed about the quarterback scenario in San Francisco. And boy did he deliver a hot take.

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“Jimmy G quarterback of the future in San Francisco. I think he’s the long term quarterback there. They might not know that now. He might not know that now. But I think every 49ers fan should be rooting for Jimmy G to be the long term quarterback there,” said Lyons.

Lyons further went on state as to why he feels that should be the case.

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“He’s only 29 years old, when he’s healthy he’s won. He’s proven that. Went to a Super Bowl, 24-8 as a starter, 29-years-old, he’s your quarterback of the future. Why not put your arms around him embrace him?”

Furthermore, Lyon suggested that the hype for rookie QB Trey Lance was being blown out of proportion. “The idea of Trey Lance right now is better than Trey Lance,” he said.

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Agree with Lyons when it comes to this controversial take? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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