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Trey Lance holds key to 49ers success in 2022

Ask almost anyone what they see as the biggest question facing the 49ers is for 2022, and most will tell you the interior of the offensive line.

San Francisco is going through a rebuild upfront, Laken Tomlinson left in free agency, Alex Mack retired, and Mike McGlinchey’s status is up in the air as he looks to return from a torn quad tendon.

At first glance, this makes total sense. After all, a quarterback is only as good as the protection he receives from his offensive line.

Not so fast.

The level of success the 49ers have in 2022 will depend more on the play of Trey Lance.