San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that he was unsure of what quarterback Trey Lance needs to improve on.
The quarterback reaped praises for his first performance in Saturday’s 19-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly for his 80-yard touchdown pass to Trent Sherfield. However, he also made some rookie mistakes in his first outing, including some off-target throws and the inability to avoid sacks.
“There was some good and some bad,” said coach Kyle Shanahan. “By no means was it perfect. Good first day. I didn’t want it to go perfect for him.”
When asked about what Lance should improve on, Shanahan answered, “I haven’t really defined that for myself either.”
Shanahan said Jimmy Garoppolo would remain the starter while Lance would mix in occasionally with the first team for the 49ers’ second preseason game this week.
“When I think it feels right, when he seems ready, when I think the team seems ready. We’ll continue to mix them in there,” Shanahan said. “But I don’t plan on just doing that completely. I wish I could help him out there longer. I know he enjoys playing. He’s only been able to play one game in over a year. But I think it was good for him to get out.”