Trey Lance’s challenging NFL career defended by 49ers’ Brian Griese

Trey Lance’s difficult NFL profession defended by 49ers’ Brian Griese

SANTA CLARA — Trey Lance does not have a lot of higher-level on-field knowledge, but 49ers quarterbacks coach Brian Griese passionately explained Thursday how the quarterback has handled it.

Griese spoke to regional Bay Location media and detailed how Lance spent his time away from the field whilst recovering from each a finger and ankle injury in the course of the 2022 NFL season.

“I feel that Trey had an unbelievably tough season and I’m so proud of what he was in a position to achieve,” Griese mentioned. “Nobody desires to be in that scenario and Trey did anything achievable he could do final offseason to get healthier. I do not feel that folks understand how tough that was for him.

“All the whilst attempting to go out just about every single day and prove that you are the guy to lead the group.”

Lance injured his finger in the course of the 49ers’ final preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Aug. 2021. Even though he nevertheless appeared in six standard-season contests that season, his injured finger considerably impacted his play. 

Then in Week two final season, Lance suffered an ankle injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the year. Small did the public know that it wasn’t just the ankle injury that was affecting his mechanics, but lingering difficulties with his finger also difficult matters. 

Griese, who played 11 NFL season and was a Television commentator, overwhelming is impressed with how the 23-year old handled the time away from the field. 

“I’ve been in that scenario and that is not straightforward,” Griese mentioned. “To be at that position and ultimately have an chance to play, and then to get hurt so early, it is devastating, it genuinely is. I’m so proud of Trey since, it did get him down but he he did not let it retain him down.”

Lance could have spent his time rehabbing away from the 49ers’ facility, but as an alternative chose to remain closely involved with all elements of the weekly preparation. The North Dakota State item was in all quarterbacks meetings, and was at practices and games even even though he could not participate. 

“He impacted the group in a optimistic way and you could really feel it,” Griese mentioned. “I could really feel it in the quarterback space. I know Brock could really feel it. I know the guys on offense could really feel it. That is not a offered, specially at the quarterback position. You could slink away and just go lick your wounds, and get healthier and come back subsequent year, but that is not who Trey Lance is.

“That’s why I told him I was so proud of him for what he was in a position to achieve off the field since he wasn’t in a position to do it on the field. I’m just delighted that he’s back, he’s healthier so he can go out there and see how great he can be.”

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With a completely recovered ankle and the capability to entirely straighten the index finger on his throwing hand, Lance has focused on having his mechanics back to major kind and competing for the chance to start out for the 49ers when the season starts.

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