Lance already has accomplished something Jimmy G has not

Trey Lance

Trey Lance already has accomplished something that Jimmy Garoppolo has not.

On the first play of his second series in the 49ers' preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night at Levi's Stadium, Lance connected with receiver Trent Sherfield for an 80-yard touchdown. In doing so, he exceeded Garoppolo's career-long TD pass.

There is one related stat still in Jimmy G's favor, though.

Lance's first TD pass traveled 37 yards in the air. Garoppolo has thrown for more air yards on a touchdown pass in his career, but only once. His 75-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders against the New Orleans Saints in Week 14 of the 2019 season traveled 49 yards through the air.

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Lance has been pushing Garoppolo for the starting job in training camp. And with arm talent like that, it's easy to see why.

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