A quick five questions that Arizona Cardinals fans want to know about the San Francisco 49ers

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5. If Trey Lance does end up the starter, will he have a “Jordan Love-like” amount of pressure on him? What would be a successful season for Lance in his first full season?

Panacy: Yes and no. On one hand, being the No. 3 overall draft pick from 2021 will always carry a ton of pressure no matter what, especially in light of what the 49ers gave up to trade into that spot.

On the other, it’s not like we’re talking about Lance trying to replace a future first-ballot Hall of Fame like Love was presumably going to do with Aaron Rodgers.

That right there segways into what’ll be a successful season. Going back to Garoppolo being merely an average quarterback, it’s important to note the Niners have an excellent supporting cast on both sides of the ball, meaning a successful 2022 campaign from Lance probably just has to at least equal what Garoppolo has historically done, statistically speaking.


The 49ers seem to be that Jekyll and Hyde team. If they can stay healthy, then they’re a force to be reckoned with. If that or something else happens, they are a repeat of last year. How successful will Trey Lance be in his first full season?

Time will tell us that answer, but the NFC West is still as competitive as ever. Don’t be surprised if the 49ers finish above the Arizona Cardinals in the division this year, as both rosters are a Rodney Hudson retirement away from being eerily similar.

Thanks again to Peter Panacy from Niner Noise for taking the time to answer these questions. We’ll see you in the fall, and may the best team win!

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