Trey Lance said right after the 49ers chose him third overall in the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night that he was eager to learn from Jimmy Garoppolo.
It appears the veteran quarterback already reached out to the newest 49er.
"Yeah he sent me a text last night, and I was super thankful and grateful for that," Lance said Friday on 95.7 The Game. "For him reaching out, it meant a lot to me, and I'm super excited to get to work, get to meet him and to learn as much as I possibly can from him."
Lance has been selected to eventually usurp Garoppolo as the 49ers' franchise quarterback, although the 49ers' brain trust has remained publicly committed to keeping Jimmy G in the building going into the 2021 season.
“But Jimmy’s situation is, if he isn’t here on Sunday, I would be disappointed because Jimmy is the quarterback who has played one year and taken us to a Super Bowl and played at a very high level,” Shanahan said Thursday night. “He’s had some unfortunate injuries, but I believe in Jimmy as a person and he’s shown what he can do on tape.”
The 49ers believe Lance is pro-ready, but don't be surprised if Garoppolo still is the starting quarterback when Week 1 rolls around.
It appears the two already are laying the groundwork for a positive working relationship, which only stands to benefit the 49ers in the long run.