For the last two years, it seemed just about inevitable that Trey Lance would become the permanent starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.
He did begin last season as their starter, but his season-ending ankle injury in Week 2 messed up those plans.
Last week, the 49ers traded Lance to the Dallas Cowboys, and now there is speculation he could be the heir apparent to Dak Prescott.
Lance says he was excited to arrive with the Cowboys, and former wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson explained on “Undisputed” why Lance felt that way.
Trey Lance says that he “was excited to be here” when landing in Dallas:
“If you play baseball, you want to play for the Yankees. You play basketball, you want to be in the purple and gold. In football, you want to play for the Cowboys.”— @keyshawn pic.twitter.com/01vMe3BfM2
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) August 30, 2023
The former star said that the Cowboys are the premier NFL team everyone wants to play for, just as the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers are the teams everyone wants to play for in Major League Baseball and the NBA, respectively.
Johnson also added that the Niners used to be that type of franchise in the 1980s and 1990s back when they were owned by Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
Many still feel Lance has the potential to be a good or great QB, but he has a lack of experience and polish going back to his college days.
At North Dakota State University, he played in just 19 games, mostly because his junior season was limited to just one game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So far in the pros, he has appeared in only eight games and has started four of them.
In this year’s preseason, Lance looked very good at times, especially in his second contest where he led San Francisco to a come-from-behind win, but they’re now Brock Purdy’s team.
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