Fans of the 49ers have finally been brought out of their misery.
One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL Draft was solved when San Francisco selected Trey Lance with the third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
After more than a month of speculation following the 49ers’ move from No.12 to No.3, a candid press conference by Kyle Shanahan, and commercial rumors surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo, the team have finally taken their passer from the future.
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Some reporters have speculated that Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is going to be the selection at No.3, but we now know that was not the case.
The NFL world reacted to Lance’s 49ers’ surprising pick on Thursday night:
SF QB Trey Lance’s new psychological tests for the 49ers were “out of the ordinary,” according to a source. The 49ers considered him the smartest quarterback in this draft class.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2021
Wow. I am in shock. Trey Lance has incredible talent. He has a great time arm. And he’s a top athlete. And I think At 49ers and Shanahan just couldn’t deny the possibilities that Trey Lance could bring to his impressive attack.
– Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) April 30, 2021
Trey Lance is a 49er. Wow!
– Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 30, 2021
😂😂😂 the Niners are wild !!!!!
You could have had Mac Jones or Justin Fields and you have Trey Lance …
Good for Trey! #NFLDraft
– Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 30, 2021
That sound you heard was the whole thing # 49ers The fan base heaves a collective sigh of relief as a month of Mac Jones rumors officially comes to an end.
Trey Lance is the future in San Francisco.
– Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) April 30, 2021
Trey Lance played his college games in Fargo, North Dakota. Good call from the 49ers to recruit someone who has experience going to a stadium that is 12 hours from any other and impossible to access
– Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) April 30, 2021