No. 2: 49ers need Trey Lance to trust his reads
You might not remember him for being a great 49ers quarterback. But as an evaluator, J.T. O’Sullivan does a pretty good job breaking down elements from Trey Lance’s game.
Check out this in-depth analysis right here:
One of the points O’Sullivan described early in the video was how Lance didn’t take advantage of a blitzing Cardinals defender against five-man protection, recognizing where the ball needed to go in face of pressure.
That’s one aspect.
Another key element, of course, is Lance is showing a tendency not uncommon for developing quarterbacks: not recognizing which receiver will uncover and get open, instead only looking for receivers who are open.
Even on that tight-window throw to wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk.
This is an element that’ll likely come with increased reps and further chemistry with Lance’s pass-catching targets, knowing where they’ll be when the ball arrives, not where they currently are.