Carson Wentz Thinks Trey Lance Will Thrive In San Francisco

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San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance has a believer in Carson Wentz, the veteran QB traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to Indianapolis Colts this offseason.

Wentz, of course, played his college ball at North Dakota State. That’s the school from which the Niners just plucked Lance with the No. 3 overall draft pick.

“There are going to be a million things pulling you in one direction, then the other direction, pressure, expectations, all these things,” Wentz said. “But I know Trey. He’s got a great head on his shoulders. He’s young, age-wise, but he’s very mature. I know he’s going to be just fine.”

Wentz has certainly had his own distractions. He went from being The Man with the Eagles to a miserable season. By the end of the year, he was benched in favor of Jalen Hurts. Then, Wentz was shipped out of town.

He said he told Lance that no matter what happens, just to keep focusing on being the best he can be.

“He’s in a great situation. They have a great culture there in San Fran, a good coaching staff. So I know he’s going to do a great job, and I’m excited for him,” Wentz said. “I just keep telling him to be himself: ‘Don’t let any of those things change who you are, change your values, change your perspective on football. Just go play.'”

Lance is expected to open the season as the backup behind Jimmy Garoppolo on the depth chart. But much of that, as usual, will be determined in training camp.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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