Trey Lance may not end up being the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers next season, but he is apparently feeling great.
In his first two NFL seasons, he wasn’t fully healthy, and it may have affected his ability to develop into a viable player.
During the 2021 preseason, he suffered a finger injury that resulted in him changing his throwing mechanics, and then there was the severe ankle injury in Week 2 of the 2022 campaign that ended his season.
But as the 49ers have begun OTAs, it has been revealed that Lance has now been fully healthy for the last couple of months.
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It’s good timing for them, as their incumbent starter Brock Purdy is out after tearing the UCL in his throwing elbow during the NFC Championship Game and may not be ready for Week 1.
Until Purdy is fully cleared for all football activities, Lance will reportedly share starting duties during OTAs and training camp with Sam Darnold, a QB San Francisco signed as a free agent.
The team has indicated that Purdy will be their QB1 moving forward, but there may be a chance that Lance snags that spot from him.
The North Dakota State University product has reportedly spent time working with two-time Super Bowl champion Patrick Mahomes and improved his throwing mechanics, resulting in a tighter spiral.
There have been rumors that the Niners may end up trading Lance due to Purdy’s unexpected emergence last year, but that seems unlikely given Purdy’s injury and status as of now.NEXT: NFL Analyst Has A Strong Belief About Who Will Win 49ers QB Battle