San Francisco 49ers

From North Dakota State to the NFL: 49ers’ Trey Lance has ‘the kind of moment you dream of’ in pro football debut

One game into the NFL preseason, it appears the San Francisco 49ers struck gold with rookie quarterback Trey Lance. The North Dakota State product wasted little time in putting the league on notice in the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Chiefs, producing some memorable plays through the air, including an 80-yard touchdown pass.

After the dust had settled on his impressive debut, Lance told reporters his 80-yard strike to wide receiver Trent Sherfield was the stuff of dreams.

Lance wasn’t the only one living the dream. Countless 49ers fans probably pinched themselves after watching the play, pictured below courtesy of the 49ers’ official Twitter account.

Okay then, Trey. Don’t make it look too easy.

Lance had his growing pains, too, however. He was sacked on four occasions, and his offense punted six times in the eight drives he led. He also had a fumble, which he recovered.

But his potential is glaring. Here’s another “wow” play from the rookie. Coach Kyle Shanahan gave him an opportunity to deliver from his own end zone, and Lance made it look easy.

The folks and NDSU were glued to the TV set, too, and voiced their support on Twitter, naturally.

It was just one game, but wow, what a performance from Lance. The 49ers made a huge gamble to move up in the draft and select him with the No. 3 overall pick, and thus far, the trade looks ingenious. Here’s another angle of Lance’s dream moment, which looks to be a sign of things to come in real life.

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