Trey Lance scores touchdown with first career pass for 49ers

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Trey Lance wasn’t the Week 1 starter for the San Francisco 49ers as they opened up the season against the Detroit Lions but still managed to throw his first touchdown pass.

Lance, the rookie out of North Dakota State, recorded his first career pass attempt and touchdown pass in the first quarter of the game on the same play. He found Trent Sherfield for the 5-yard score. It tied up the game at 7-7.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance signals at the line of scrimmage against the Detroit Lions In the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)
(AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)

According to ESPN, the 49ers traded up to get Lance because they were afraid he was going to fall to the New England Patriots or the Bill Belichick-led squad was going to make a move to get up the draft board.

The 49ers reported wanted to be in contention to land either Lance or Mac Jones.

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