49ers depth chart: 3 reasons Trey Lance must be Week 2 starter
49ers could see the inevitable Jimmy Garoppolo injury
As it was stated earlier, Jimmy Garoppolo is an injury-prone quarterback.
It’s unfortunate, but at this point in his career, he has been hurt more often than he’s been healthy, and that doesn’t seem to be going away.
It can be argued it’s essentially a certainty Garoppolo will miss long stretches of games throughout the season. Having said this, doesn’t it make sense to just rip the band-aid off sooner rather than later and throw Trey Lance out there? If Jimmy G ends up getting hurt during the season anyway and subsequently forces Lance into action earlier than planned, then the 49ers might as well make Lance the starter from Week 2 onward.
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This, in turn, will give Lance a larger window to figure out anything he needs to and go through his growing pains as a rookie earlier in the season rather than later on, like for example, in the playoffs when everything is on the line.
It’s normal rookies sometimes have a slightly difficult time figuring out what it takes to start in the NFL, so why not make that inevitable learning period take place earlier on in the season rather than later?
It’s probably not going to happen, as Week 2 is mere days away, but it should not be a rejected idea that Lance may very well be the team’s best option this season at winning a coveted sixth Super Bowl.