Trey Lance will start the first game of his career today, and no doubt there will be a lot of scrambles. At this point, that’s what he does best.
Lance is big (6-4, 224), and he can really move. In a half against Seattle, he carried 7 times for 41 yards, plus a 2-point conversion run late in the game. The previous week, he ran in a touchdown against the Packers.
With Lance being an unpolished 21-year-old, they’ll likely look to limit what they ask him to do as a passer. If he’s going to elevate that offense (or have much value for fantasy purposes) it will be fueled by what he’s doing running the ball.
In the 2019 season at North Dakota state, Lance ran for 1,100 yards and 14 TDs (in 16 games).
In the Super Bowl era, 18 quarterbacks in their first pro starts have run for at least 50 yards. I think we’ll see Lance joining that group today.
|QUARTERBACKS RUNNING FOR 50 YARDS IN FIRST START|
|2018||Lamar Jackson, Balt.||CIN||W 24-21||26||119||4.6||0|
|2020||Jalen Hurts, Phil.||NOR||W 24-21||18||106||5.9||0|
|1985||Randall Cunningham, Phil.||RAM||L 6-17||10||90||9.0||0|
|2010||Tim Tebow, Den.||at OAK||L 23-39||8||78||9.8||1|
|2000||Daunte Culpepper, Min.||CHI||W 30-27||13||73||5.6||3|
|2017||Deshaun Watson, Hou.||at CIN||W 13-9||5||67||13.4||1|
|1990||Rich Gannon, Min.||TAM||L 20-23||9||65||7.2||0|
|1998||Charlie Batch, Det.||at MIN||L 6-29||8||63||7.9||0|
|1985||Steve Young, T.B.||DET||W 19-16||10||60||6.0||0|
|1984||Art Schlichter, Ind.||NWE||L 17-50||4||59||14.8||1|
|2013||Chase Daniel, K.C.||at SDG||L 24-27||7||59||8.4||0|
|1970||Mike Phipps, Clev.||at CIN||L 10-14||4||57||14.3||0|
|1985||Bruce Mathison, Buff.||HOU||W 20-0||5||57||11.4||1|
|2019||Gardner Minshew, Jac.||at HOU||L 12-13||6||56||9.3||0|
|2020||John Wolford, LAR||ARI||W 18-7||6||56||9.3||0|
|2011||Stephen McGee, Dall.||at PHI||W 14-13||9||55||6.1||0|
|2003||Dave Ragone, Hou.||at JAX||L 0-27||5||51||10.2||0|
|2011||Caleb Hanie, Chi.||at OAK||L 20-25||5||50||10.0||0|
|2021||Trey Lance, S.F.||at Ariz.||?||?||?||?||?|
Statistics compiled using search tools at Pro-Football-Reference.com