San Francisco 49ers’ Trey Lance makes a highlight play during a tough debut

SANTA CLARA CA — This is his first game after 315 days. San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey LanceHe wasted no time in showing off to his fans what he has to offer against the odds. Kansas City ChiefsOn Saturday Night.

Lance completed his preseason second pass attempt and threw an 80 yard touchdown deep pass to receiver Trent Sherfield

This play marked the high point of a difficult debut for No. The No. 3 draft pick for April. Lance, the starter Jimmy GaroppoloAfter one series, the starter offense played 29 snaps. They went 5-of-14 for 128 yard with a passer rating 93.8.

Lance dropped three of his nine incompletes, which included his first attempt at starting wideout. Brandon AiyukThis is. He was also responsible for four sacks in an offensive line without starting center Alex MackLeft tackle Trent WilliamsThe ball was almost intercepted when he fumbled, then retrieved it from one of the balls.

Levi's Stadium was electrified by Lance's touchdown pass to Sherfield. Lance sold a play-action fake to the left, dropped back and rolled to the left, firing about 45 yards to Sherfield. Sherfield was open. Sherfield ran unassisted into the goal zone.

Garoppolo's one-series ended following an offensive pass interference penalty at tight end Charlie WoernerAiyuk was unable to complete a third down completion. Garoppolo was 3-of-3 at 26 yards.

Many of the 49ers' key players were absent from Saturday's preseason opener. The tight end wasn't just for Mack or Williams. George KittleThe fullback Kyle Juszczyk linebacker Fred Warner, defensive linemen Arik Armstead, Dee Ford Nick BosaCornerback Jason VerrettThey were one of the 22 Niners players who opted for a secluded spot.

Josh RosenLance was replaced on San Francisco's third offensive series.

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