San Francisco rookie quarterback Trey Lance has admitted that he is excited about his first NFL start but he doesn’t want to “make it bigger than what it is.”
Niners’ starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a calf injury against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4 and he was replaced at halftime by Lance.
Garoppolo was held out of practice the whole week and Lance was named the starter for this week’s game against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.
“I’m excited but I’m not going to make it bigger than what it is,” Lance said. “I was hoping Jimmy would be healthy, but he’s done an awesome job and him and Nate have helped me out a ton this week and (quarterbacks coach) Rich (Scangarello) and Coach Shanahan as well. So, I’m excited for the opportunity.”