The San Francisco 49ers haven’t revealed who’ll be their starting quarterback for Week 1, albeit most people believe it’ll be Jimmy Garoppolo. Even if that’s the case, that doesn’t mean we won’t see Trey Lance receive a few snaps from time to time.
During a recent appearance on KNBR Radio, 49ers general manager John Lynch discussed the team’s plan for Garoppolo and Lance this upcoming season.
Lynch didn’t definitively say that San Francisco will use both quarterbacks every game, but it does sound like that’s an option on the table right now.
“If we are in a situation like that, yes, it’s difficult to prepare for,” Lynch said, via 49ers WebZone. “We haven’t shown a lot in the preseason as well in terms of the things we can do with both Trey and Jimmy. But that’s not only for us. That’s league wide. You really don’t know, going into the first couple of games, what you’re going to see.”
Teams around the league are going to have to prepare for Garoppolo and Lance, which is something Lynch addressed while on KNBR Radio.
“That is something that we kind of are looking forward to, the amount of time that people are going to have to put in, preparing for each quarterback,” Lynch said.
John Lynch: Don’t look to the preseason for hints of #49ers‘ regular-season Garoppolo-Lance plan@JohnLynch49ers | @KNBR | @knbrmurph | #LVvsSFhttps://t.co/Z78XvkpvD6
— 49ers Webzone (@49erswebzone) August 27, 2021
Eventually, the 49ers will need to let Lance run their offense every snap. Until that day comes, Kyle Shanahan may decide to sprinkle Lance into the offense.
The 49ers will start the 2021 season on the road against the Lions.
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