Trey Lance says having a chance to work with Patrick Mahomes helped him figure out "the right things" he needed to focus on. Lance, the third overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft, worked out with reigning Super Bowl MVP Mahomes this offseason.
"I learned a ton. I was able to focus on the right things. Being able to be around Patrick was awesome. To pick his brain and learn about just the type of guy he is, how he spends his free time, offseason and then more about his in-season schedule as well," Lance said, via the 49ers' website.
Lance says he is healthy now
In his rookie season, Lance dealt with a finger injury. In the 2022 offseason, Lance was named the 49ers' starting quarterback for the 2022 season. In Week 2, Lance suffered a season-ending ankle injury and had to undergo surgery.
Since the end of March, Lance has been back to his absolute best health-wise. "Probably towards the end of March, I would say is when I was 100 percent. The finger was probably a past thing throughout this whole rehab process.
I felt like it got to that point, pretty close to that point, after my rookie year, after that offseason. It's been an awesome offseason for me, just being able to spend time finally getting back to football, finally getting back to being around the guys," Lance said.
In 2021, Lance wasn't really that impressive in the limited action he received. In Week 1 of the 2022 season, Lance played poorly in a loss to the Chicago Bears on the road. Then, Lance sustained a serious ankle injury and missed the remainder of the 2022 season.
In 2023, Lance will be on a mission to prove the 49ers didn't make a mistake when they selected him at No 3 in the 2021 NFL draft.
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