49ers Sign QB Trey Lance to a Four-Year Deal and Other Roster Moves

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Has Trey Lance signed his contract?

49ers quarterback Trey Lance has signed his rookie contract, his agency CAA announced Wednesday. The signing comes just in time for San Francisco's first on-field practices as they begin training camp. NFL.comSan Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance signs rookie contract

49ers Sign QB Trey Lance to a Four-Year Deal and Other Roster Moves

ESPN 28 July, 2021 - 11:47am

The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday they have signed QB Trey Lance to a four-year deal. With the signing, the 49ers now have all eight of the team's 2021 draft picks under contract. The team also announced the following roster moves:

The following players have been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List:

WR Jauan Jennings

S Jaquiski Tartt

Lance (6-3, 221) was selected by the 49ers as the 3rd overall pick in this year's NFL Draft out of North Dakota State. He appeared in 19 games (17 starts) in three years (2018-20) at North Dakota State and completed 208 of 318 passing attempts (65.4 percent) for 2,947 yards, 30 touchdowns and one interception to go along with 192 rushing attempts for 1,325 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground. As a sophomore in 2020, he started one game and completed 15 of 30 passing attempts for 149 yards and two touchdowns prior to their season being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns. He started all 16 games as a freshman in 2019 and completed 192 of 287 passing attempts (66.9 percent) for 2,786 yards and 28 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns on 169 carries. He became the first freshman to be awarded the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision and also won the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman player, becoming the first player to win both major FCS legacy awards in the same season. He redshirted in 2018 after appearing in two games and completing his only pass attempt for 12 yards and rushing for 82 yards and two touchdowns.

A 21-year-old native of Marshall, MN, Lance attended Marshall (MN) High School.

Kyle Shanahan says there’s no open quarterback competition in San Francisco

Field Gulls 28 July, 2021 - 09:00am

Kyle Shanahan made it clear that there is no quarterback competition at training camp, for now. Jimmy Garoppolo is the starter and rookie Trey Lance is the backup - who remains unsigned. John Lynch was hopeful that would be done soon. #49ers

Of course, Shanahan left the door open for Lance to potentially win the job during camp — saying that there is no competition “for now,” but the news confirms what many around the league already thought: the Niners would likely be slowly bringing Lance up to speed in the NFL, with Garoppolo filling in in the meantime.

Garoppolo was awful against Seattle last year, but he was pulled from the game due to injury. Yet, even when fully healthy, Garoppolo is no more than a slightly above average quarterback, at best. He also does not have the athleticism and running ability which has often caused problems for the Seahawks (see Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson), the same ability which has made Seahawks fans somewhat apprehensive about the arrival of Lance.

With training camp just starting today, a lot can change between now and the regular season, but I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing Jimmy at least once in 2021.

49ers training camp: 5 biggest battles to watch in 2021

Niner Noise 28 July, 2021 - 01:33am

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

San Francisco 49ers fans can finally stop worrying about speculation and overanalysis during the dead time of the offseason, as the Niners will officially start on-field practices for 2021 training camp on Saturday, July 31.

While there was no shortage of competition during San Francisco’s organized team activity period earlier this spring, the intensity certainly ramps up with the pads being donned and full-contact activities taking place before the inaugural 2021 preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Needless to say, there’s no shortage of position battles to watch between now and then.

Many of these position battles are going to focus on the depth roles, and the 49ers do have some serious questions at a number of spots on the roster regarding reserves and backups. Yet there are some starting positions essentially up for grabs, too.

Niner Noise takes a look at the five most heated position battles in this training camp, first looking at one that could have massive ramifications for the offense: the starting running back.

It might not matter too much in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense, as he’ll often platoon runners and go with the hot hand. Just because a player starts doesn’t automatically equate to getting the most carries.

Depth is going to be a concern here, and reserve running backs Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty and Wayne Gallman are all vying for perhaps two backup spots on the roster.

But the real kicker will be centered around the 29-year-old veteran, Raheem Mostert, and the Niners’ third-round NFL Draft choice from this year, Trey Sermon.

Mostert might have the home-run speed on his side, but a recent string of injuries and the fact he’s getting up there in age combine to make Sermon a potential rookie-year starter right out of the gate.

And arguably the closest thing to a bell-cow running back Shanahan has had on his roster.

Shanahan has previously let his running backs determine their own roles during training camp, and Sermon could end up determining he deserves the lion’s share of early carries when the regular season kicks off.

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