Trey Lance is the 49ers’ presumptive starting quarterback for the 2022 season.
Beginning this week at the team’s organized team activities in Santa Clara, there will be zero debate or controversy.
Lance, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, will take the first-team snaps during practice sessions.
However, there remains some uncertainty on the 49ers’ depth chart.
Jimmy Garoppolo still holds a spot on the 90-man offseason roster. Garoppolo is 11 weeks into an anticipated 16-week recovery from shoulder surgery that derailed the 49ers’ plan to trade him this offseason. Garoppolo only receives his scheduled $24.2 million base salary for the upcoming season if he is on the 49ers to open the regular season.
During organized team activities, the NFL requires teams to open one practice per week to the local media. This week, that practice is Tuesday. And here are some things to watch:
How Lance carries himself
The first time one of Lance’s aerials is off the mark, it’ll be reason to call off the 2022 season.
But, then, he can save the franchise if he makes the kind of throws on the 49ers’ practice field that, apparently, he repeatedly made last season during practices.
Of course, none of that really matters.
What is important is how Lance looks in other areas. Does leadership come naturally to him? How do his teammates respond? Does he get the team in and out of the huddle efficiently?…