The San Francisco 49ers’ practices this week will be focused on getting the defense ready for those things and that means backup quarterback Trey Lance is going to be playing the role of Rodgers when the scout team is on the field. There’s a wide gulf between the reigning MVP and a rookie with two starts under his belt, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said the team is relying on Lance doing all he can to mimic the kind of approach that Rodgers will bring to the game at Lambeau Field.
“Aaron does a real good job of not making bad decisions and not turning the ball over,” Shanahan said, via 49ersWebzone.com. “But he also makes all the plays downfield whenever you’re off just a hair. We need Trey to be very aggressive, let it rip. Hopefully, if he does make some mistakes in practice, our defense will catch it and make him pay. But we need him to be aggressive at everything he does because Aaron doesn’t miss in many of those opportunities when they’re presented to him.”
Trey Lance has an encore role as Aaron Rodgers this week. Early in the season, defensive players thought he was too safe, too hesitant as the scout-team QB. That's changed in the second half of the season. "We need Trey to be very aggressive, to let it rip," Kyle Shanahan said.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 19, 2022
Kyle Shanahan: We need Trey Lance to "let it rip" in practice to prepare for Aaron Rodgers. https://t.co/RPtwRqFgLa
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