49ers new QB Trey Lance chooses jersey number

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Former North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance has quickly become a beacon of hope for San Francisco 49ers faithful. On the 49ers’ official Twitter account, the franchise revealed that he will be wearing the number 5, the same number he wore in college.

Lance will not be the first notable signal-caller to suit up in number 5 for the red and gold. Former 49ers Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia suited up with the same number for the franchise from 1999-2003.

The No. 5 jersey was most recently occupied by former undrafted linebacker Jonas Griffith, so it probably wasn’t hard for the No. 3 pick to get his preferred number.