49ers HC Kyle Shanahan officially ruled out Jimmy Garoppolo for Week 5’s game against the Cardinals, so Trey Lance gets his first NFL start.
49ers GM John Lynch said earlier in the week that it was critical for Garoppolo to practice today if he was going to play this week.
Lance, 21, was a one-year starter at North Dakota State. He was a unanimous All-American sophomore, but was limited to appearing in just one game last year due to NDSU’s schedule.
The 49ers traded up in round one to select Lance with the No. 3 overall pick.
Lance signed a four-year, $34,105,276 contract with the 49ers that includes a $22,163,837 signing bonus. The 49ers will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024.
In 2021, Lance has appeared in three games for the 49ers and completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 162 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He has also rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown.