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During the preseason, the San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Trey Lance to the Dallas Cowboys, and while some were a bit surprised by the news, others saw it coming.
The 49ers had pegged Lance as their quarterback of the future, but after he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2 of last season, Brock Purdy, the last player taken in the 2022 draft, emerged as a potential franchise QB, and Lance was deemed expendable.
In Dallas, Lance is once again buried on the depth chart, just as he was and would’ve continued to be in San Francisco, but he has been working behind the scenes, and head coach Mike McCarthy had some good things to say about his development, per Jon Machota.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said No. 3 quarterback Trey Lance has performed well in his work over the last month. “I’m glad he’s here. It was a great addition. He has a lot of potential.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 27, 2023
Since he was the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Lance has shown flashes of his potential, but he simply hasn’t played that much organized football over the years.
He appeared in six games as a rookie when he was Jimmy Garoppolo’s backup, and in college at North Dakota State University, he played the equivalent of just over one full season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lance, who is 23 years of age, could still develop into a good NFL-level quarterback, and he reportedly improved his mechanics this offseason while working with Kansas City Chiefs living legend Patrick Mahomes.
But that won’t happen until he gets consistent playing time in actual games.
The thinking among some is that if Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott continues to underperform in big games, they may move on from him and give Lance a chance under center.
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