Jerry Rice appears to be all aboard the Trey Lance train as the San Francisco 49ers’ 2022 season nears.

The legendary former 49ers wide receiver spoke briefly to KSBW-TV in Monterey this week about Lance while he was in the area promoting his energy drink GOAT Fuel. Rice was asked about Lance during his appearance and said he likes his double threat potential over what Jimmy Garoppolo brings to the table and that he believes Lance is ready to take the team’s starting quarterback spot this season.

“Trey Lance, I think he’s ready to go,” Rice said. “And I think he’s incredible because he has this one aspect that Jimmy doesn’t have and that’s the danger, running with the ball and stuff like that. So his mobility, his strong arm and this guy, he’s ahead of his time. “

It’s still hard to say what the 49ers will get from Lance this season, but Rice seems to think the 2021 first-round pick has what he needs to thrive.

“He’s a young kid but he’s very experienced and I think he’s ready to go,” Rice said.

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Lance and the 49ers have less than four weeks before starting training camp in Santa Clara, with rookies and veterans due to report on July 26. All eyes will be on Lance to see if he is actually ready to take on the starting role permanently after waiting behind Garoppolo last season.