Trey Lance will apparently get another chance to claim the starting quarterback position for the San Francisco 49ers ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
Incumbent starter Brock Purdy is recovering from surgery on a torn UCL in his elbow and is expected to be out until perhaps sometime in September.
As a rookie in 2021, Lance sustained a fractured finger, and he said that although it triggered a domino effect of problems, all those problems are over now.
Trey Lance says that his 2021 finger fracture triggered a domino effect of mechanical issues — that’s fully behind him now
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) May 23, 2023
The 49ers traded a considerable amount of capital in order to acquire the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft that they used to select him.
He played in six games as a rookie, starting two of them, and flashed just enough potential to be named the starter prior to last season.
But a severe ankle injury in Week 2 prematurely ended his season, causing Jimmy Garoppolo to return to the QB1 spot, before he suffered a season-ending foot injury, which led to Purdy, then a rookie, taking over under center.
If San Francisco figures out its QB situation and gets very solid production from whoever will be their starter moving forward, they should have an excellent shot at winning their sixth Super Bowl and their first since the 1994-95 campaign.
They had the best defense in the league in 2022, and they could become even better on that side of the football thanks to the addition of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave.
On offense, they have plenty of weapons, including dual-threat running back Christian McCaffrey, who arrived in a midseason trade with the Carolina Panthers and instantly improved their fortunes.NEXT: The 49ers Land A Major Future Honor