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49ers quarterback Trey Lance is away from the team’s facility until training camp begins in late July, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking time off. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said he hoped Lance would take what he learned during the offseason program and put it to use during the down time on the NFL calendar. The rookie signal caller appears to be doing just that according to videos posted on Instagram by his personal coach and QB guru Quincy Avery.

Avery on Tuesday in his Instagram story posted video of Lance working out throwing to 49ers veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Screen grabs of the video were posted to Twitter:

Working with Sanu is a good move for the 21-year-old rookie. Not only could Sanu be a factor in the team’s quest for a No. 3 receiver, but he has nine years of NFL experience including a full year and change in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Getting work in to build a rapport with a receiver is vital, but having time to chat with a player who knows the scheme could also help the QB hit the ground running once training camp starts.

The 40 days away from the facility between OTAs and training camp may be more important to Lance’s early growth as a pro quarterback than OTAs themselves. Working out with one of his most experienced pass catchers is a great start for Lance. The next step will be translating any growth to the field when the pads come on in camp.


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