49ers’ Rookie Trey Lance Faces Crucial Test Against Raiders in Opener
While Lance’s statistics do not appear to be terrible on paper, he held onto the ball for too long, and the only reason he was not intercepted more often was because the Raiders missed two easy passes.
In the second quarter, the Raider’s defence made one of the most spectacular plays of the game by intercepting a touchdown pass destined for Lance.
Duke Shelly of the Vegas defence appeared to have intercepted the pass, but he dropped it before he could do anything with it, and Ross Dwelley of the San Francisco 49ers recovered it.
After Lance threw an easy-to-intercept pass, Amari Burney was in prime position to make an interception shortly thereafter. The pass was deemed incomplete due to Burney’s drop, which was unfortunate.
The Athletic columnist Jim Trotter wrote on Twitter, “I’m rooting for Trey Lance because he’s a talented young man who’s had a difficult start to his career.” “However, he did not assist himself during the first half.
Four times on Sunday, Lance was sacked for a loss of 18 yards. It was a plus that two of his passes to Chris Conley and Troy Fumagalli went for at least 20 yards.
In accordance with the strategy he had previously signalled he would employ, head coach Kyle Shanahan gave former Jets quarterback Sam Darnold an opportunity in the second half.
There are still two weeks of preseason left, so perhaps Lance will find his rhythm then. The 49ers are crossing their palms that he does not sustain a similar injury to the one that sidelined him for the majority of last season.
AUGUST 25 LANCE TO COWBOYS
The Dallas Cowboys are sending a 2024 fourth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for former No. 3 overall pick (2021) Trey Lance.
San Francisco has paid Lance $27 million for less than 300 snaps and for just four starts. He now gets a fresh start in Dallas, probably playing as the 3rd string emergency quarterback behind Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush.
AUGUST 22 MCLAURIN DAY-TO-DAY AFTER INJURY VS RAVENS
Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin has been labeled day-to-day in a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network after sustaining a toe injury during Monday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. There is “optimism” that McLaurin will be ready for the Commanders’ Week 1 opener against Arizona on Sept. 10.
McLaurin, set to enter his fifth season out of Ohio State, is the undisputed top offensive option in Washington, earning his first Pro Bowl nomination last season with a career-best 1,191 yards last year. He put up 39 yards on a trio of receptions from newly-installed starter Sam Howell