3 things Trey Lance must improve upon entering 2022

Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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No. 2: Trey Lance will have to improve his accuracy

Fans got to see this element of Trey Lance’s game progress over the course of 2021, including preseason action, where Week 2 of the exhibition games featured some cannon-like throws where some finesse might have been the right call.

Lance finished his first regular season by completing 57.7 percent of his passes, fourth highest among rookie quarterbacks but still far from the 65-plus percent teams typically want.

One of the other statistical markers from Lance’s inaugural season was the fact he had only two interceptions thrown on the year, but on a mere 71 pass attempts, his interception percentage was 2.8.

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For all the grief Jimmy Garoppolo received about throwing interceptions, his career mark with the Niners was 2.9 percent.

Going further, Pro Football Focus noted Lance had a turnover-worthy play 4.3 percent of the time, which isn’t necessarily bad in itself. But considering most upper-echelon signal-callers typically keep that metric below three percent, the suggestion for Lance is that there’s room for improvement.

And it might be a bit more difficult if Lance has to tweak his mechanics, which is the next and final area of improvement needed.