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Debo Samuel is a Tri-Lance believer.
The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver discussed the young quarterback with Tom Pelissero and Maurice Jones-Drew of the NFL Network and said the improvement is noticeable as he gets more experience during training camp.
“It’s getting better every day,” Samuel said. “It’s his first year of being the really offending guy, so it’s going to take time.”
San Francisco was traded to pick the Lance with the No. 3 overall pick for the 2021 NFL Draft, and he appeared in six games as a rookie with two starts. While he was inconsistent with the 57.7 percent completion mark, he had five touchdown passes to two interceptions and added 168 yards and a point on the ground.
Lance’s ability to use his legs is one of the things that separates him from incumbent Jimmy Garoppolo. her 49ers explain it They are looking to the future and starting caller signal for the second year.
As Samuel discussed, Lance’s ability to live up to expectations may be the difference between a Super Bowl race and a disappointing campaign for San Francisco.
After all, he’s surrounded by talent in Samuel, George Keitel and Brandon Ayok and a powerful hasty attack. There’s also a massive defense in place with players like Nick Bossa and Fred Warner up front.
The team presented last season’s NFC Championship game with Garoppolo under center as something of a game manager with 20 touchdown passes to 12 interceptions.
Lance can raise the roof of the Niners by being a playmaker with the ball in his hands. He’ll need to keep working on his accuracy as he prepares for his first season as a rookie.
To hear Samuel say it, this improvement is happening on a daily basis.