Trey Lance was one of the most exciting prospects from the 2021 NFL Draft.
The San Francisco 49ers selected him with the third overall pick, just behind Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson.
Despite Lance being an exciting prospect, many around the league believed that his lack of experience wouldn’t bode well for him, leading to a lack of success in the NFL.
This morning, one analyst pointed out a statistic that doesn’t seem promising for Lance moving forward.
Tom Brady had more passing attempts this season at 45 years old (799) than Trey Lance has had in his entire high school, college, and NFL career (798)
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) February 14, 2023
During the 2022 NFL season, Tom Brady had 799 passing attempts, which was more than Lance’s high school, college, and NFL career combined.
For the 49ers, and many other prospective teams, Lance’s upside is certainly enticing.
He appears to have a similar rushing floor to Lamar Jackson, but his arm talent is underdeveloped and largely unproven.
Due to his injury in Week 2 of the regular season, the 49ers were largely unable to see what they have in Lance.
Now, there will likely be a quarterback competition heading into the 2023 season, especially considering how well Brock Purdy played in relief.
Lance didn’t lose a game as the starter for North Dakota State University, a school that has produced Carson Wentz, and most recently, wide receiver Christian Watson of the Green Bay Packers.
Again, his rushing floor is enough for the 49ers to at least consider starting him, if he can heal from his unfortunate ankle injury.
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