That decision sparked a debate that rages on today: when will he take over for Jimmy Garoppolo? During the team’s first game of the season against the Detroit Lions, Jimmy G got the start, but Lance saw some playing time.
Former star quarterback Steve Young knows Lance will take over eventually.
However, as long as Jimmy G keeps playing well, he won’t be benched. That led Young to suggest the quarterback situation of “fraught with terror.”
Here’s what he said, via KNBR:
“I think they’ll look for more and more opportunities to put Trey in because in the end, that’s what they’ve spoken that they’re going to do. And that’s why I say it’s fraught with terror because, wait a second, what if Jimmy goes undefeated? Wins a Super Bowl? I think it’s going to be fascinating, but the underpinnings of that decision the spring, you need to hold tight to because they are holding tight to it, they are not going to just forget that they went all in for Trey Lance.”
If Jimmy Garoppolo plays well enough to keep the starting job, head coach Kyle Shanahan will have a major decision to make.
The team obviously believes they have something special in Trey Lance, but will they unleash it when Jimmy G is still playing well?
We’ll find out.