It has been widely assumed that the San Francisco 49ers will head into the 2023 season with Brock Purdy and Trey Lance competing for the starting quarterback spot.
But in recent days, reports have surfaced that the team is fielding trade offers for Lance from other teams.
It is not known whether the 49ers have any real interest in trading Lance, for whom they gave up a lot of draft capital to be the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but one rumor has him going to the Minnesota Vikings. Inspired to
NFL analyst Adam Schein believes they should try to acquire veteran QB Kirk Cousins in exchange for Lance.
,@AdamSchein Explains why he thinks trading for Kirk Cousins is the ideal move for the 49ers.
“If San Francisco makes a trade like this, we’re talking about the San Francisco 49ers who are clearly the best team and team in the NFL this season.” pic.twitter.com/pitogzjNhm
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) April 20, 2023
Cousins may not be an elite QB, but he has 11 years of NFL experience under his belt, not to mention four Pro Bowl selections and two in the last two seasons.
Shane argues that Lance may have potential, but at this point in his career, he cannot be trusted to run a team that is currently trying to win the Super Bowl.
Lance began 2022 as the Niners’ starter, but he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2, and once his replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo, went down with his season-ending injury in Week 13 Gone, rookie Brock Purdy filled in for it. the rest of the way
Purdy is currently recovering from a torn UCL in his throwing elbow, and it is not known if he will be available for the first week of this fall, let alone training camp.
Cousins began his career with the Washington Redskins when Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator under his father Mike Shanahan, and if the Niners were to acquire him, one has to wonder if he would go after Purdy. Will be the starter. Has completely recovered.
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