A list of all the San Francisco 49ers set to be free agents in 2022.
If Garoppolo ends up playing inconsistently or sustains an injury, then Lance will have to step up as the starter. In a way, Lance would be thrown into the fire in this situation, especially if Garoppolo were to get hurt. That is a scenario that has a decent chance to play out for Lance and, if he is not ready, then it will not be beneficial to his development or his confidence if he ends up committing a ton of mistakes.
Through the first 10 games of the season, the San Francisco defense sacked opposing quarterbacks 39 times. When Ford was lost for all but four snaps against New Orleans during the final six weeks of the season, the pass rush plummeted, registering only nine sacks over that span. It was no coincidence that when Ford returned for the playoffs, so did the production from Bosa and Armstead.