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John Lynch: Don’t look to the preseason for hints of 49ers’ regular-season Garoppolo-Lance plan

Aug 27, 2021 at 9:01 AM--


I hope you aren't looking to the San Francisco 49ers' preseason game plans for hints about what the team might do during the regular season with quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance. General manager John Lynch said this morning on KNBR that the team isn't revealing much in exhibition games.

Lance will get on the field in 2021, even with Garoppolo starting. The team will likely deploy offensive packages specifically designed for the rookie's dynamic talents. Of course, head coach Kyle Shanahan isn't showing off any of that just yet.

"[I]f we are in a situation like that, yes, it's difficult to prepare for," Lynch, a Hall of Fame safety, said on the Murph & Mac show. "We haven't shown a lot in the preseason, as well, in terms of the things we can do with both Trey and Jimmy. But that's not only for us. That's league-wide. You really don't know, going into the first couple of games, what you're going to see."

The coaching staff has experimented with quarterback substations a bit this week during practices. However, that doesn't necessarily mean it's something they will show on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Said Lynch: "But yeah, that is something that we kind of are looking forward to, the amount of time that people are going to have to put in, preparing for each quarterback."

Lynch adds that the 49ers are still trying to finalize the regular-season plan for Garoppolo and Lance. The evaluations will continue this weekend as the team closes out the preseason.

"We're still looking for the answers," Lynch said, "and we're going to throw these guys out there a little bit on Sunday and see if we find out a little more. You just take in as much information, and you see who gives us the best chance."

You can listen to the entire conversation with Lynch below.



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