No. 3: 49ers need Trey Lance to improve footwork
One of the key emphasis points the late great head coach Bill Walsh used to stress during San Francisco’s dynasty years of the 1980s was proper quarterbacking footwork. And since the fundamentals of Trey Lance’s game are still a work in progress, it’s just as good a shot starting there than anywhere else.
And if you’re not sold, just trust former NFL cornerback Eric Crocker:
This isn’t about rushing abilities, no. More on that in a second. Instead, it’s the actual footwork of the drop-backs, whether they be a three-step or even a five-step drop on deeper-developing plays.
You can catch a glimpse of this from all of Lance’s plays in the video below:
Lance’s interception, thrown on the run, resulted in a high pass. So, that’s kind of tough to evaluate.
But there are plenty of other instances where Lance either develops the happy-feet dance, particularly when sensing pressure, or he does the bobbing up and down. The latter, in particular, can generate inaccuracy or sailing woes instead of a gentle glide where the throwing plane is much steadier.