The Good and Not So Good from Day 5 of 49ers Training Camp: Trey Lance Runs for his Life

SANTA CLARA — Here’s who stood out during Day 5 of 49ers training camp. Keep in mind, this was the 49ers’ first practice in pads, plus it was the first practice in which Deebo Samuel participated, although he mostly played with the second stringers.


1st quarterback Trey Lance.

He completed 5 of 10 throws, he had a touchdown pass, a touchdown run and an interception, but those numbers don’t paint the full picture of his morning. Here are the numbers you need to know: He dropped back 15 times, was under pressure 12 times, scrambled four times, got sacked twice and threw the ball away once. He mostly practiced running for his life, which is a valuable lesson because he’ll have to do that all season behind this atrocious offensive line. While running for his life, Lance ran for a touchdown and threw a beautiful TD pass to Brandon Aiyuk while backpedaling to his left. He also completed a 40-yard pass up the right sideline with pressure in his face while throwing off his backfoot. Plus he had a touchdown pass dropped by Jauan Jennings. All things considered, Lance practiced well, but he didn’t really get to practice running the offense because his receivers weren’t getting open quickly and his blockers weren’t blocking well. When he threw the pick, he scrambled up through the pocket to avoid pressure, then forced a pass to a heavily covered Kyle Juszczyk and got picked by Charvarius Ward. This was the only pass of the morning that Lance forced. The rest of the time he made good decisions. Thankfully for him, players couldn’t touch him.


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