49ers fans have finally come out of their misery.
One of the biggest mysteries of the NFL Draft was solved when San Francisco selected Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
After more than a month of speculation following the 49ers’ trade from No. 12 to No. 3, a heartfelt press conference from Kyle Shanahan, and the business rumors surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo, the team finally took their passer away. from the future.
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Some reporters speculated that Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was going to be the No. 3 pick, but now we know that was not the case.
The NFL world reacted to the 49ers’ surprising selection of Lance on Thursday night:
New SF QB Trey Lance’s psychological tests for the 49ers were “off the charts,” according to a source. The 49ers considered him the smartest quarterback in this draft class.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2021
Woof. I am in shock. Trey Lance is incredibly talented. He has a great arm. And he is a high-level athlete. And I think @ 49ers and Shanahan just couldn’t turn down the possibilities Trey Lance can bring to his incredible offense.
– Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) April 30, 2021
Trey Lance is a 49er. Woof!
– Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 30, 2021
😂😂😂 Niners are wild !!!!!
You could have Mac Jones or Justin Fields and Trey Lance …
Good for Trey! #NFLDraft
– Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) April 30, 2021
That sound you heard was everything # 49ers fanbase heaving a collective sigh of relief as a month of Mac Jones rumors officially come 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 decision for the 49ers to recruit someone who has experience traveling to a stadium that is like 12 hours from anything else and is impossible to get to.
– Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) April 30, 2021