The San Francisco 49ers are expected to roll with Trey Lance as their starter in 2022 over Jimmy Garoppolo, and tight end George Kittle said he couldn't be more excited about what the second-year passer will add to the team's offense moving forward.

"If that's how it shakes down, and Trey Lance is the starter, I'm excited about it," Kittle said on "The Rich Eisen Show" Friday. "The things that he brings to the table in his athleticism and his rocket cannon of an arm, it's going to be really fun."

He added: "It's going to be a completely different quarterback than Jimmy G, who's great at his drop; he has a quick release. Trey's going to be a little bit more exciting in the fact that he's going to be extending plays a lot longer, using his legs to make up some stuff."

Lance mostly logged situational appearances last season, though he started two games while replacing an injured Garoppolo. He completed 59.6% of his passes for 441 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions in those starts.