Trey Lance or Jimmy Garoppolo? A fight to be the starting QB of the 49ers

Six weeks have passed since the 2021 NFL season officially kicked off. The 49ers came out of the draft with a new QB and this was not good news for Jimmy Garoppolo. Trey Lance came to put Jimmy G and his starting job in trouble.

Trey Lance came to San Francisco after a season of COVID-19 that didn’t help anyone, but in his last full season as a college boy, had 16 games for 2,786 passing yards and 28 touchdown passes without interceptions, plus 1,110 rushing yards and 14 TDs.

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With these numbers, Trey Lance came to put pressure on Jimmy GaroppoloWell, the bet on the former QB of the Patriots, has not turned out as expected, especially after reaching that Super Bowl that they lost against the Chiefs.

The health of Jimmy Garoppolo It is not the most optimal in the NFL, since it has lived some moments of the regular season watching the 49ers games from the bench due to different injuries and in this 2021, it was no exception, so it was time for Trey Lance.

Garoppolo started as a starter in the first four games for San Francisco and had a record of two wins and two losses, later suffering a calf injury, that was when Trey Lance entered the scene and started the loss to the Cardinals.

This Monday October 18, Jimmy Garoppolo returned to training practice with the team, while Lance missed training due to a sore knee. Kyle Shanahan, 49ers head coach if both are healthy for the game against the Colts on Oct. 24, will have to make the decision about starting offense.

Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo in the 49ers

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Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance’s numbers with 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo

This 2021, Jimmy Garoppolo has an extremely difficult job as San Francisco QB, because it is difficult to jump to the fields with the need to win for the franchise and even more so if there is someone young on the bench looking for their position.

He did not do badly at the beginning of the campaign, because two wins could spell a good seasonBut a game against the Packers in week three changed everything. The first loss of the season and to the Seahawks in Week 4, they fell the second loss in divisional play.

925 yards in the four games he was in, five touchdown passes and only two interceptions. He even performed well as a running back, because he has only 26 total yards but has a touchdown per carry. The injury stopped the possibility of continuing to increase their numbers.

Jimmy Garoppolo with the 49ers

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Trey lance

Although he had some plays in the first games when Jimmy G was not injured. Gaining confidence is one of the fundamental things for the young QB in the NFL, but his moment came in week 5, his first game as a starter with the 49ers.

Unfortunately for Trey Lance, he didn’t do well against the Cardinals And it is not a question of blaming him because Arizona is a great team. He did not have any touchdown passes and only 192 yards, so he could not increase his personal achievements.

When he took the reins of the team in Week 4 against the Seahawks, he looked great, but couldn’t avoid defeat. In total it has 354 yards through the air, plus three touchdown passes and just one interception. What’s more, he also runs, has 133 rushing yards and a TD.

Origin of the name of the San Francisco 49ers

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