The Good and Not So Good from Day 9 of 49ers Training Camp: Trey Lance Throws a Pick 6 and a TD Pass

SANTA CLARA — Here’s who stood out on Day 9 of the 49ers training camp. Please note that Nick Bosa did not practice.


1. Free Safety Jimmie Ward

Trey Lance intercepts (more on him in a minute). It was 3rd and 9th, Ward read Lance’s eyes, broke early on the pass in the flat, picked it up and handed it back for a touchdown. Ward also broke two passes during 1-on-1 drills — one while covering Jauan Jennings and one while covering Ray-Ray McCloud (more on that in a minute). Ward is the best player in an outstanding 49ers secondary.

2. Quarterback Trey Lance

I bet you thought I’d put it in the not-so-good section, didn’t you? I almost did. But after throwing the 6, he led the charge in 80 seconds and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass as time went on to win by three points. He stepped into the pocket, bought time by rolling to the left, stopped, saw Ray-Ray McCloud open in the end zone and fired a beautiful touchdown pass across the field. So Lance was confused and he redeemed himself. On the last ride, Lance was almost perfect. First he hit George Kittle 17 yards. Then Lance threw a pass in the flat to JaMycal Hasty, who he dropped. Then Lance scrambled twenty feet further. Then Lance Deebo hit Samuel for 6 yards on 3rd and 4. Then Lance scrambled for 7 yards. Then Lance Kittle hit 11 yards. Then Lance Kittle hit ten feet long. Then Lance threw the touchdown pass to McCloud. Lance obviously needs to be more consistent, but he showed the potential to be elite in that last ride. He finished training 11 for 19 with two drops.

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