Trey Lance struggled mightily in the San Francisco 49ers’ opening week loss to the Chicago Bears.
Not only did the young quarterback go 13-of-28 for 164 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception, but he also failed to show the sort of situational good judgement Jimmy Garoppolo often displayed.
Lance’s troubles didn’t end on the field Sunday, though.
This week a video emerged that raised some eyebrows among NFL fans:
Who said Trey Lance ain’t getting Ws when it rains?
— Sourdeath Sam (@SourdeathSam) September 15, 2022
With social media being the source of warmth and understanding that it always is, reactions to the video poured in immediately:
That’s my QB https://t.co/yVhtwy4jYP
— Austin (@OzTenScriber) September 15, 2022
Niners winning next game https://t.co/QU82DbS6QV
— Edde Martinez (@ArrozChimaru) September 15, 2022
Lol Yeah…I need my dawg to be great. https://t.co/4nobnvf2nK
— FOOTBALL IS BACK (@K_Marcel_) September 15, 2022
LMFAOOOOOOOOO LETS GO TREY https://t.co/3QXC5faP20
— jake (@jshoultz19) September 15, 2022
Backup QB loves pornstars, Trey will fit in after all https://t.co/nYPr99AMCn
— RealRoyalty (@Kingsdream88) September 15, 2022
Trey puttin up Mahomes #s this weekend. Book it. https://t.co/We4bvfw1AV
— Arpan Bajaj (@RPun) September 15, 2022
I hope this wasn’t after the Bears game I don’t know somebody inform me if it was or wasn’t if it was bad look if it isn’t cool have fun Trey enjoy yourself https://t.co/nJNq0RqNiq
— Thagreatest49 (@thagreatest49) September 15, 2022
Lance has had himself a rough last few months. Between his girlfriend drama and the controversy surrounding his dumb tattoo – it has been one thing after another.
Obviously Lance isn’t the first quarterback to make headlines for his off-the-field exploits. Tom Brady does so quite frequently. Ditto for Russell Wilson. But those guys are Super Bowl champs.
So this is how Zach Wilson has been prepping for his Jets return. https://t.co/B0RZJ3hwhi
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 15, 2022
Lance is not.
This week’s looming showdown between the Niners and Seattle Seahawks will be telling. If Lance bounces back strong and had a good game, all his past ills will be forgotten.
Should he struggle again, though – don’t be surprised if the chatter around Garoppolo returning to the starting lineup suddenly intensifies.
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