Trey Lance shares awesome workout video with Jerry Rice

Former NFL athlete Jerry Rice (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Former NFL athlete Jerry Rice (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

49ers quarterback Trey Lance might be the envy of many fans, but getting to work out with Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is something else entirely.

It’s got to be pretty cool being San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance.

Not only does Lance have a sizable checking account after the Niners took him at No. 3 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. But Lance is also going to be handed the keys to a franchise that has employed some pretty legendary quarterbacks over the years.

Yes, names like Hall of Famers Y.A. Tittle, Joe Montana and Steve Young.

San Francisco is surely hoping Lance is the next in line of a long run of quarterbacking greats, both Hall of Famers and otherwise.

But there’s still a long, long way to go.

Fortunately, Lance has a GOAT to help him along the way.

Trey Lance has special workout with 49ers legend, Jerry Rice

In coordination with Chipotle, Lance had another envy of nearly every 49ers fan over the years.

Working out with the greatest NFL player of all time, Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.

The two spent time together at nearby San Jose State’s Spartan Stadium where Lance got to deliver passes to the league’s leader in almost every meaningful category. And the video below should surely conjure up thoughts of “what could have been?” if Lance and Rice both somehow managed to be on the field at the same time:

Of course, the above is a sponsored ad, and we’re not here to tell you about nutrition and diets. But it’s surely fair enough to say Rice knew how to take care of his body.

And now those tips are being passed along to Lance.

What Trey Lance can learn from Jerry Rice

Few players honed their craft with as much work and dedication as Rice. Rice’s work ethic was legendary in its own right, sometimes even at the point where it frustrated fellow teammates. Just ask fellow Hall of Famer, cornerback Deion Sanders, right?

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But that same work ethic allowed Rice to not only set nearly every receiving record in NFL history but also to play well into his 40s, years after most players, let alone wide receivers, call it a career.

It’s anyone’s guess whether or not Lance will play that long. But taking care of his body, boasting a strong work ethic and setting that example (something Rice mentioned in the video) are going to be vital traits in the rookie’s development and maturation.

Who knows? Maybe Lance will be mentoring some rookie hotshot 20 or 30 years from now and passing along the same kind of advice, right?

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