Trey Lance Reportedly was a "Little Annoyed" Initially When the 49ers Retained Garoppolo

It looks like there will be no shortage of storylines between first-year starter Trey Lance and veteran backup Jimmy Garoppolo heading into the 2022 NFL season 

Following Garoppolo's shock pay cut to stay with the 49ers, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reported Monday that it took Lance some time to digest the news. 

when I heard about Lance, he's a smart 

mature kid who I think can handle it," 

"While I was a little upset right away 

"The truth is, if he can't, you're probably going 

to have bigger questions about where the Nines are." 

Blair wrote in his quarterback column Monday morning.  

In honor of the 22-year-old Lance, 

...his coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that the young quarterback had a positive reaction when told that Garoppolo would be returning. 


It was unexpected, but the team's inability to trade the 30-year-old led to a compromise. 


"When I told Tregimi to come back, it was like, 'Awesome,'" Shanahan told reporters on Aug. 30.