49ers QB Trey Lance spent time with Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes this offseason, and Lance just told reporters what came of it.
By the sound of it, Lance is doing precisely that.
After starting just two games in 2022 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2, an already-inexperienced Lance has a lot of catching up to do. A client of private quarterback coach Jeff Christensen, Lance spent much of the offseason altering his throwing motion in an attempt to both cut down on arm fatigue and to improve accuracy.
Mahomes, also a client of Christensen, was seen with Lance on a video clip that even made it through the NFL's own Twitter feed:
But, as anyone might ask, there has to be more to it than two quarterbacks throwing a ball in slow motion, right?
Trey Lance finally speaks on his offseason workout with Patrick Mahomes
The story of both Lance and Mahomes working out together took a deeper turn when Christensen told Matt Barrows of The Athletic that Mahomes "thinks the world" of San Francisco's third-year quarterback.
Christensen also detailed how he used Mahomes to show Lance a few techniques and tricks here and there.
This week, the 49ers began organized team activities, and Lance spoke to the media publicly for the first time since the Super Bowl.
While there were discussions about Lance's trade rumors and where he is, mentally, in terms of competing with Purdy, the topic of Mahomes and their joint workout came up.
"I learned a ton [from Mahomes]. I was able to focus on the right things. Just having a better idea, even better this year coming into year three of what is expected of me, how to run the offense, being able to watch [now-Las Vegas Raiders QB] Jimmy [Garoppolo] and Brock play at such a high level this year. Being able to be around Patrick was awesome. Just pick his brain, learning about just the type of guy he is, how he spends his free time, offseason and then more about his in-season schedule as well."
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Lance might not have learned how to be a two-time MVP by studying Mahomes, but there's no way the sessions together could have hurt the No. 3 overall pick from the 2021 NFL Draft.
If Christensen is right, however, Lance should end up being the a better quarterback and finally paying back the Niners for their lofty investment in him not too long ago.