Trey Lance Takes a Leap of Leadership as San Francisco 49ers Fills In the Shoes of Jimmy Garoppolo

Published 05/20/2022, 9:03 AM EDT

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Trey Lance is making some effective skills on display. Despite only two league game starts, it seems the 22-year-old’s leadership abilities extend beyond his experiences. A recent story is rumbling all over the internet, which involves Trey Lance filling in for veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. Will we finally see a new leader in the starting rotation? And what is the status of Jimmy Garoppolo? The question remains.

Most of the 2022 offseason has passed, but some uncertainties remain looming. San Francisco 49ers had some major enigmas over QB Jimmy Garoppolo and WR Deebo Samuel this year. While Deebo might be back in the Niners war zone, the skepticism over Jimmy G remains.


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Trey Lance showcasing generosity

A recent update becomes an internet sensation, claiming that the 49ers’ quarterback has greatness on a different level. QB Trey Lance has reportedly requested the contact information of the new draftees of the year 2022. Moreover, he sent messages to all the newcomers to greet them to the squad. Trey surely has been in the position of the rookies and knows well how to take care of them.


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JPA Football on Twitter gives the update on the incident, mentioning Update: #49ers QB Trey Lance requested the phone numbers of all the players that SF drafted, texting them and welcoming them to the team.”

That was not all. QB Lance even showed up during the first day of the 49ers’ rookie minicamp to meet the 9th of 9 draft selections in person. Lance invested in his rookie campaign assisting seasoned QB Jimmy Garoppolo. However, the tremendous anticipation is that he will take over for the starting role in year 2.


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Will Jimmy Garoppolo return to the starting lineup?

With Trey Lance likely taking the role in starting rotation, the situation over Jimmy G remains uncertain. He is currently recovering in Southern California after undergoing a right shoulder surgical procedure on March 8. Surgery has confounded Garoppolo’s destiny, with the 49ers trying to hold on to him for the time being.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Garoppolo’s agreement contains a $7.5 million injury assurance. After doctors clear him to play again, the 49ers will continue to trade him. However, there aren’t too many options left.


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Furthermore, Lance would be the playmaker and Nate Sudfeld as the backup, relying on what actually occurs with Garoppolo. One thing is certain: QB Jimmy is not yet gone. Although, Lance obviously believes that carrying on a position of leadership is about his squad and his moment.

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