San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has opened up about rumors of arm fatigue during his rookie season.
In an appearance on The Q, hosted by renowned quarterback coach Quincey Avery, Lance revealed that prior to the start of his rookie season, he had been throwing more than he ever had before. As a result, he felt the impacts of that heading into his first season.
Lance shared that he had been throwing for 20 months straight, with hardly any breaks, beginning in May 2020 when he started rehabbing his hip. He continued throwing throughout the year, including the draft prep and his rookie season. The intense throwing schedule, combined with the impact of COVID, took a toll on his arm.
“I don’t know. If there’s someone out there at quarterback throwing that much, I mean, it was just, realistically, going back—COVID,”- Lance stated.
I started throwing in May because I was rehabbing my hip. So that was when I started getting the ball back in my hand, in May. So I threw from May 2020 all the way through that year, draft prep, get drafted the next April.” Lance added.
Despite rumors concerning Lance’s arm fatigue, he appeared to have no problems on the field before suffering a season-ending injury in year two. Now fully healthy, he is expected to fight for the starting quarterback job in the upcoming 2023 season.
Lance’s comments provide a glimpse into the rigorous training that NFL players undergo, particularly quarterbacks. It highlights the importance of taking breaks and allowing the body to rest and recover, even during the off-season. It also shows the level of dedication and hard work required to compete at the highest level of professional football.
With Lance’s arm fatigue concerns behind him, fans can look forward to watching the young quarterback compete at his highest level in the upcoming season. His determination and drive will undoubtedly play a critical role in the 49ers’ success on the field.