Kyle Shanahan’s Latest Comments Have 49ers Fans Speculating A Possible Trey Lance Trade

49ers QB Trey Lance and HC Kyle Shanahan.

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The San Francisco 49ers have an interesting quarterback situation. It seems the franchise likes Brock Purdy, but is weary of his injury.

Meanwhile, they have Trey Lance on the roster and also signed Sam Darnold in free agency.

Considering how much the 49ers traded away to acquire Lance, you’d think the team would be all-in on making him the starter for the 2023 season.

However, Kyle Shanahan’s latest comments about the quarterback room have San Francisco fans speculating about a possible trade involving Trey Lance.

According to Josina Anderson, the 49ers’ head coach did claim he’d like to have all three quarterbacks on the roster.

However, when asked about whether or not any of the quarterbacks are deemed “untouchable,” Shanahan made it clear that each player could be had via trade.

At this point in the offseason, most NFL teams are going to be non-commital most questions. Leaving the door open like that prevents other organizations from knowing exactly what each other is doing.

Regardless, 49ers fans seemed convinced Kyle Shanahan’s comments send a message that the team might just be seeking to trade Lance.

This isn’t an official translation, but a lot of sports fans seem to agree with this take.

Are the 49ers testing the waters?

A lot of fans are ignoring the part where Shanahan said he’d like for all three quarterbacks to be on the roster.

It’s still early in the offseason and the NFL Draft is still roughly a month away. Perhaps the 49ers make a move and trade away their young quarterback.

Considering what they dealt to acquire him though, it would be a wild move to see them trade him away.