The 49ers don’t have any quarterbacks on their roster who remotely look like Trey Lance’s range of abilities. There’s a free agent quarterback who has a comparative skill set, yet additionally has knowledge of Kyle Shanahan, and wants to sign with the 49ers.
Previous No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III is prepared to jump into a mentorship role for Lance following a few years as an apprentice ricocheting from Washington, to Cleveland, to Baltimore. He joined Bleacher Report’s coverage during the draft and said he’s available to a get-together with Shanahan.
“I’m excited for him. I think it’ll be great,” Griffin said after explaining the rigors of joining the Shanahan offense as a rookie. “And to be honest with you, I don’t think they have a guy on the roster that would be better situated than myself to come in and mentor the kid. So, who knows? Maybe there’s a reunion in store with the Shanahans.”
Griffin burst on the scene in 2012 when he was a Pro Bowler and Offensive Rookie of the Year with Mike Shanahan as Washington’s head coach and Kyle Shanahan running the offense. He passed for 3,200 yards, 20 scores and only five interferences. He likewise scrambled for 815 yards and seven touchdowns.
Different quarterbacks on the 49ers’ roster are Jimmy Garoppolo, Nate Sudfeld, Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson. Johnson is a decent competitor, however he’s several years older than Griffin and doesn’t have the depth of experience in Shanahan’s offense.
On the off chance that San Francisco decide Lance needs that kind of mentor, it wouldn’t be an astonishment to see Shanahan get his previous QB.