I was surprised the 49ers selected Lance over both Fields & Jones. Shanahan must see something really special in the kid from the FCS Big Sky conference. The 49ers have great talent on offensive and are just a QB way from winning it all. Now they have their franchise QB - so anything less than a SB title would be a failure, IMO:When Fields was still on the board I thought they would grab him. It's worked out well for the Bears as they got Fields and didn't spend much on Dalton. This was the team that offered a ton for Russell Wilson and got refused and were also looking at Watson.
Jones to the Patriots also worked out for the Patriots as they didn't have to trade up when the 49ers passed on Jones. Dolphins and Colts are building nice rosters. Steelers got Najee Harris which they needed. Not a draft of surprises in the first round. The best WRs and CBs went early as predicted.
Few analysts predicted that the 49ers would select Trey Lance with the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft, but San Francisco wasn't afraid to go bold.
How many times have we heard this before? Come mid-season and the team is not winning and JG is struggling - Shanahan would continue to sit his franchise QB and 3rd OA pick?
Kyle Shanahan: It's going to be very hard for Trey Lance to beat out Jimmy Garoppolo - ProFootballTalk
Despite trading three first-round picks to acquire quarterback Trey Lance, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after Thursday night’s first round that Jimmy Garoppolo remains the starting quarterback, and it would be tough for Lance to beat him out. Shanahan referred to Lance as “a very good backup”...