Trey Lance: 3 best plays from 49ers QB in Week 17 vs. Texans

Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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In only his second start, sensational rookie Trey Lance lead the 49ers past the Texans in a spectacular display of his talents.

In a rollercoaster performance, San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance started the Week 17 home bout against the Houston Texans looking timid and a beat slow in reading defensive coverages.

Even the most casual football fan could see the rookie was feeling the pressure of the moment, his second-ever NFL start, which led to Lance being late on throws and holding onto the ball too long.

Thankfully, Lance rebounded from inconsistent and uninspiring play in the first half to using a combination of his arm strength and running ability to finally get the Niners offense rolling.

Before jumping into his three best plays of the game, it makes sense to look at his overall performance. Lance completed 16 of 23 passes for a total of 249 yards and two touchdowns. He also had an ugly interception on an underthrow intended to tight end George Kittle, and Lance also had several plays which could have ended in a costly turnover.

Yet, the young signal-caller steadied himself and threw the ball with more air yards (11.5 air yards per attempt) than any other San Francisco quarterback in the last three years, according to Next Gen Stats:

This is a big improvement over Lance’s last start way back in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals in which he threw 15 of 29 pass attempts for 192 and a pick. With more playing time, anyone can see the sky is the limit with Lance.

With that being said, next are Lance’s top three plays from Week 17.