NFL Future Watch: Trey Lance NFL Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers – Trey Lance is the best athlete in his quarterback draft class and has a full toolbox. His immense talent added to his 6’4”, 220-pound frame, and you may have something special. The San Francisco 49ers were aware of this, and that’s why they paid a big draft price to jump from 12th to 3rd. The Dolphins gained three first-round picks, but the Niners were convinced Lance was their next franchise quarterback.
Lance hails from Marshall, Minnesota. His dad, Carlton, was a cornerback who played college football and professionally with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL and the London Monarchs in the World League of American Football.
Trey attended North Dakota State. He was redshirted for most of the 2018 season but still rushed for two touchdowns. In 2019, he started in 16 games throwing for 2,786 yards with 28 touchdowns and no interceptions. Lance had 14 rushing touchdowns as well. He won the Walter Payton Award, signifying him as the best offensive player in college football. Lance won the Jerry Rice Award as the FCS most outstanding freshman player. His final award was being voted as the Conference Offensive Player of the Year by Missouri Valley Football.
Lance started one game in 2020, before the season was canceled due to Covid-19. At the time, it made pundits wonder if this would affect his draft stock. After the cancellation, Lance opted out and announced he would enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Scouts already knew that Lance could run 21.54 MPH. He did that in a game running for a touchdown. Because of this, there was no reason to have him run the 40-yard dash at his pro day. After having that first pro day, he had a second just for the 49ers. At that point, it was clear that he could be headed to the west coast if he fell in the draft or if the 49ers moved up to get him. We know what happened.
Fans and the media got a chance to see Lance perform under Kyle Shanahan’s offense when training camp opened. He was getting quite a bit of buzz.
The hype grew after his first preseason game where he came in and was 5-14 with a couple of drops and 128 yards. His longball looked great when he connected for an 80-yard touchdown, more than half of that in the air, increasing his chances of being named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Lance is not the 49ers #1 quarterback, so he will have to carry a clipboard to start the 2021 season unless he gives the team no reason but to start him with tremendous play. It’s possible, but that’s not the plan.
Collectors should be all in on him. He’s worth the early speculation rather than waiting it out. It’s good to be aggressive, and one thing is for sure, the 2021 quarterback class looks to be robust, and that’s good for the hobby.
Collectors can pick up Trey Lance rookie cards in several 2021 Panini America NFL football card products.
NFL Future Watch: Trey Lance NFL Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers – Stats
NFL Future Watch: Trey Lance NFL Football Cards, San Francisco 49ers – More Resources
- Jonathan Taylor NFL.com profile
- Jonathan Taylor – Secondary Market Pricing
- Beckett Card Catalog – Jonathan Taylor Football Cards
- Trey Lance on Twitter – @treylance09
NFL Future Watch: Trey Lance NFL Football Cards,San Francisco 49ers – Image Gallery
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