Jerry Rice appears to be all aboard the Trey Lance train heading into the San Francisco 49ers’ 2022 season.

The legendary former 49ers receiver spoke briefly about Lance with KSBW-TV in Monterey this week while he was in the area promoting his energy drink, GOAT Fuel. Rice was asked about Lance during his appearance and said he likes his dual threat potential compared to what Jimmy Garoppolo brings to the table and that he thinks Lance is ready to take the starting quarterback spot. the team this season.

“Trey Lance, I think he’s ready to go,” Rice said. “And I think he’s amazing because he’s got this aspect that Jimmy doesn’t have, and it’s the threat of running the ball and stuff like that. So his mobility, his strong arm and that guy , he is before his time.”

It’s still hard to say exactly what the 49ers will get from Lance this season, but Rice seems to think the 2021 first-round pick has what he needs to succeed.

“He’s a young boy, but he’s got a lot of experience and I think he’s ready to go,” Rice said.

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Lance and the 49ers have less than four weeks before starting training camp in Santa Clara, with rookies and veterans scheduled to report July 26. All eyes will be on Lance to see if he is indeed ready to take the starting role for good. after waiting his turn behind Garoppolo last season.