Jan 2, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) throws a pass for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance offered a response to reporters and fans who have been questioning whether or not he will be the starter for the NFL team this season.

Lance doesn’t seem to be worried about what anyone says about him or the situation he finds himself in at the moment.

“In the most respectful way possible, it doesn’t change how I feel about you guys as people, but it’s not my job to care what you guys say or anyone else on social media,” Lance told reporters, via ESPN. “For me, I care about what the guys in the locker room think and what my coaching staff thinks.”

Some expected Lance to start as a rookie last year for the 49ers but remained behind veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who lead the team to the NFC Championship game against the L.A. Rams.

Garoppolo is still expected to be traded, giving Lance his chance to start in 2022. There were rumors, however, that the team was not impressed so far with Lance’s progress, which may explain why he felt the need to answer reporters about his current situation.

Lance did play in a few games for the 49ers last season throwing for over 600 yards and 5 touchdowns, but his completion percentage was below 60%.

Lance was the third player picked overall in last year’s NFL Draft.


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