The San Francisco 49ers assistant coaches spoke to reporters Wednesday. That included new general manager Brian Griese, who is coming out of his ESPN career. The task ahead: Help shape second General Trey Lance and prepare him to lead the 49ers to success.

Griese expressed his excitement for his return to coaching. He was asked about the number 3 of last year’s overall selection and what he has seen from the 22-year-old general.

“As for Trey, especially the one I met and have known for the last two months, he is a great young man in many ways,” Griese said. “I’m excited to continue to know him both on and off the pitch. I’m excited that he comes to work every day, is humble and wants to get better.”

Last season was an amusement park train for Lance, who only played in one college game during his youth due to COVID. The 49ers have given up a lot to trade the draft Lance, so expectations for his future are high.

“Your protagonist year, you are going through it, your first playoff game is your first, your first wild game is your first wild game,” Lance said on Tuesday. “Your first NFC Championship is your first NFC Championship, so throughout the year, everything was new.

“It was my first week 1, my first week 2, my first week 3, and so on. So I was grateful for Jimmy [Garoppolo]thanks for Nate [Sudfeld], thanks for all the coaching staff and the kids in the locker room. As I said, I think that for me was the most beautiful thing I was able to be part of this locker room last year “.

2021 was a year of new experiences for Lance. This year will be the same for Griese, a longtime friend of the Shanahan family. The assistant coach is ready to attack his new job, as he did during his tenure as general and broadcaster.

“I see it the same way,” Griese shared. “I have my whole life, whether I play or broadcast, or now I am a coach. I will come here with humility and [Lance and I are] we will get better together, and we control the ego at the door. He does this every day he comes to work and this gives him the opportunity to succeed “.