New Details On Trey Lance Trade Revealed

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The Trey Lance experiment in San Francisco is over. The 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft was supposed to be the quarterback of the future for the 49ers, but he was unceremoniously traded to the Dallas Cowboys on Friday.

The 49ers traded a ton of assets at the time to move up to the 3rd pick to get him. What did they get for Trey Lance in return? Well, not a lot.

Frankly, I think the 49ers gave up on Trey Lance too soon. He’s only 23, and he was always going to be a project. An injury that cost him basically all of last year set plans back, and 7th round rookie Brock Purdy did play okay. But, his upside is limited.

Still, once 2018 3rd overall pick Sam Darnold beat him out for the backup job, the writing was on the wall.

And, according to Adam Schefter, it was Trey Lance himself who demanded a trade and some new scenery.

49ers General Manager and NFL Hall of Famer John Lynch also commented on the trade.

At the end of the day, it’s the end of a forgetful experiment for 49ers fans.