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Staley, NFL Twitter react to Lance's 80-yard touchdown pass

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Trey Lance throwing

Trey Lance's preseason debut arguably was the most anticipated in recent 49ers history, and the No. 3 overall pick didn't disappoint.

In fact, Lance made 49ers fans go bonkers on the first play of his second drive under center against the Kansas City Chiefs at Levi's Stadium on Saturday night.

After a three-and-out in his first preseason series, Lance took the first snap of the second series, faked the handoff, bootlegged to his left and heaved the ball downfield to wide receiver Trent Sherfield, who caught the ball around the Chiefs' 42-yard line and took it the rest of the way for an 80-yard touchdown.

49ers fans everywhere went crazy at the sight of Lance throwing his first preseason touchdown.

The play even got former 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley's attention.

Here's how 49ers fans reacted on Twitter.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport had a good reminder for 49ers fans -- and all NFL fans.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has made it clear all offseason that Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback when the 2021 NFL season begins, but that there will be packages designed for Lance to get on the field during games.

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If Lance continues to impress, though, the calls will grow louder for Shanahan to make a change to the quarterback of the future.

Yes, it happened in a preseason game and the Chiefs weren't playing a lot of their best defensive players, but Lance still made a great first impression on Shanahan and the 49ers' fan base.

 

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