John Lynch responds to Joe Montana’s Mac Jones over Trey Lance comment

Mac Jones and Trey Lance will have their occupations in comparison permanently just after the 49ers determined to pass on the Alabama star to decide on the North Dakota State merchandise with the No. 3 general decide on in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Jones fell all the way to No. 15 wherever the New England Patriots quickly snapped him up. Jones conquer out Cam Newton for the starting off position in instruction camp, when Lance has viewed motion in four of the 49ers’ seven game titles, like a person begin when Jimmy Garoppolo was wounded.

49ers legend Joe Montana recently poured gasoline on the embers of the Jones-Lance debate when he explained on ESPN’s “College Soccer Stay” that he would have taken Jones if he was the 49ers.

On Friday, 49ers basic supervisor John Lynch responded to Montana’s opinions, noting the 49ers have entire faith in Lance.

“Well, I am never ever heading to argue quarterbacking with Joe Montana,” Lynch told KNBR’s “Murph and Mac.” “But I can notify you this, we are particularly confident in Trey Lance and what he is likely to be. I imagine we have noticed glimpses of that. We’re taking our time, you know? Mainly because we have an additional quarterback who we consider in in Jimmy. But it can be also about putting Trey in the ideal feasible situation. Mac’s participating in correct now so I can fully grasp why Joe said that, but we studied that hard. We made our determination. We’re however as convicted as ever that we designed the ideal selection there. … He is entitled to his have belief. We are going to constantly respect that but we’ve got a ton of belief in Trey Lance that he is going to be a tremendous player for us for a lengthy time.”


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Jones had some struggles early in the season, but he has played nicely more than the last thirty day period. The rookie signal-caller is Professional Football Focus’ prime-rated QB because Week 5 and has the Patriots at 4-4 and primed for an AFC playoff operate.

Lance, in the meantime, did not see the discipline in the 49ers’ Week 8 win more than the Chicago Bears and it really is distinct coach Kyle Shanahan still thinks the rookie has some developing to do prior to he is all set to acquire more than an NFL offense.

The Jones vs. Lance storyline will carry on for decades, but the Patriots rookie has now persuaded Montana he must have been the select at No. 3. Time will inform if that is in fact the case.

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