49ers depth chart: 3 reasons Trey Lance must be Week 2 starter

Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Trey Lance can overcome a shaky 49ers offensive line

It’s no secret the 49ers have had their fair share of offensive line issues over the past couple of years. From the countless injuries to inconsistent play from some of their benchmark players, the Niners’ pass protectors have sometimes failed in protecting their QB.

Though they seemed to have solved their center issue by signing longtime veteran Alex Mack, there are still some questions on the right side of the line. The team is wondering if fourth-year tackle Mike McGlinchey will ever pay dividends on their first-round NFL Draft selection, as well as recent selection Aaron Banks, who seemed a little out of place in his lone preseason game as well as in training camp.

With all this being said, it would make sense to employ a quarterback who has no issues with escaping pressure and scrambling around if need be.

Luckily the Niners drafted one of the fastest and most dynamic players in this year’s draft, Trey Lance, who has elite abilities when it comes to evading pressure.

A player of Lance’s style allows for teams’ O-lines to be less depended on, and in the event of injuries or off years, does not cripple the team’s chances of winning due to a depleted front.

Lance coming in sooner than later would presumably put a lot of these questions to bed, as we would probably have trouble noticing any shortcomings on the offensive line.

Jimmy Garoppolo, on the other hand, is a pure pocket passer, and while he does sometimes move around, he is nowhere near the scrambler Lance is and is much more susceptible and failing to convert on broken plays.