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Around the NFL: Trey Lance

Trey Lance has been traded from the 49ers to the Cowboys, and I like the move for both franchises. San Francisco had to move on from their draft bust/No. 3 quarterback, while Dallas gives up only a fourth-round pick (how often do you land a Dak Prescott with that kind of selection?) for a potential backup with upside. Win-win.   more »



Third string QB Lance likely to remain with 49ers

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said on Thursday that there is a strong chance that third string quarterback TREY LANCE will remain with the team heading into the upcomingMore season. Lance learned on Wednesday that he lost out on the backup quarterback job to fellow signal caller SAM DARNOLD. Lance returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play in Friday’s exhibition finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. Less



49ers name Darnold backup QB, Lance absent from Wednesday practice

The San Francisco 49ers have named SAM DARNOLD as the team’s backup quarterback, ahead of fellow quarterback and 2021 first-round draft pick TREY LANCE. The 49ers are reportedly “exploring options” withMore Lance, who was not at Wednesday’s practice. While a trade is among the options the team is exploring with Lance, it remains to be seen what the 49ers might be able to get in return for a project they appear to have given up on. Less

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


49ers QB Lance down to third on depth chart?

ESPN NLF reporter Adam Schefter said earlier this week that San Francisco 49ers quarterback TREY LANCE could be down to third string on the team’s depth chart heading into the upcomingMore season. While Schefter acknowledged that Lance could have a productive camp after putting in significant offseason work, he also noted that there was no trade market for Lance. He also said it was significant that the 49ers acquired fellow quarterback SAM DARNOLD on the first day of free agency, adding that the team “really liked that guy”. If fully healthy, BROCK PURDY is expected to the San Francisco’s starting quarterback. Less

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


49ers QB Lance has been 100 percent healthy since March

San Francisco 49ers quarterback TREY LANCE said recently that he has continued to rehab his fractured ankle and that he finally started to feel better in March. Lance added that byMore the end of March he “was 100 percent” after originally suffering the injury in the second week of the 2022 season. With fellow quarterback BROCK PURDY still recovering from his own injury, the news that Lance has returned to full health is encouraging for the 49ers and fantasy owners. San Francisco also has veteran SAM DARNOLD on the roster for 2023, but fantasy owners have likely learned by now Darnold is someone that can’t be counted on for much beyond clipboard duty. Less



49ers QB Lance makes “substantial” offseason jump

San Francisco 49ers quarterback TREY LANCE has reportedly spent the offseason reworking his throwing motion and spending time working with star quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES. Lance’s private quarterbacks coach Jeff Christensen saidMore recently that Lance “just kept getting better” over the offseason, adding that the young signal caller made a “substantial jump”. The 49ers quarterback room will be one to watch this offseason, with Lance’s supposed development, BROCK PURDY working his way back from injury, and SAM DARNOLD somehow still hanging around. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Sam Darnold

There's some crazy talk going around involving 49ers quarterbacks. With last year's late-season starter Brock Purdy having undergone elbow surgery and former top-3 draft pick Trey Lance having not been healthy himself, we're supposed to believe that Sam Darnold might start for the team this year. It's best dismissed.   more »



49ers expect QB Purdy back by training camp

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week that he expects second-year quarterback BROCK PURDY back in time for training camp, which begins at the end of July. WhileMore this has always been the hope and a best-case scenario, most did not expect Purdy to be fully cleared until sometime in late August. Purdy, of course, suffered a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow in the NFC Championship Game and underwent surgery to repair the injury in early March. Until Purdy returns, TREY LANCE and SAM DARNOLD will take offseason reps during practices. One of the two could start the season opener if Purdy isn’t ready to go. Less

Source: Team Blog

Factoid: Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers popped up on my YouTube feed yesterday. (The programmers there, apparently, have figured out what I like to watch.) And seeing his highlight cut-ups, it becomes clear that his play has definitely slipped some.   more »



49ers reach deal with QB Darnold

Once everyone is healthy, the quarterback room in San Francisco looks to be a crowded place. The 49ers have agreed to a one-year deal with former Jets and Panthers quarterback SAMMore DARNOLD. San Francisco hopes to have youngsters TREY LANCE and BROCK PURDY healthy enough to play at the start of the regular season, but Darnold provides another experienced starter in case one or both of his counterparts are not ready to roll in Week #1. Purdy had elbow surgery last week while Lance is returning from the broken ankle that ended his 2022 season. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Ask the Experts: Which new QB starter has the most value?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: Which new quarterback starter will have the biggest impact the rest of the way?  more »



Panthers waive QB Mayfield

The Carolina Panthers waived veteran quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD on Monday, thus ending the short-lived Mayfield era. Fellow quarterback SAM DARNOLD will start again this week against the Seattle Seahawks, with PJMore WALKER serving as the backup signal caller. The Panthers traded with the Cleveland Browns to acquire Mayfield in July, but he did not play to the level anyone expected, prompting his eventual release. Less

Source: Team Website


Panthers name QB Darnold starter vs. Broncos

The Carolina Panthers announced this week that SAM DARNOLD will make his 2022 regular season debut when he starts at quarterback against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Darnold spent the firstMore 10 weeks of the season on injured reserve as he recovered from a high ankle sprain suffered in the preseason finale. With Darnold out, the Panthers have struggled behind fellow quarterbacks BAKER MAYFIELD and PJ WALKER. Time will tell if Darnold is able to add a spark to the Panthers offense. Less

Source: Charlotte Observer


Panthers QB Walker out with high-ankle sprain

Carolina Panthers quarterback P.J. WALKER suffered a high ankle sprain in last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons that will keep him from this Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. WithMore Walker out of action, fellow quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD will return to the staring lineup for the Panthers. SAM DARNOLD will serve as the backup after just being activated prior to last Thursday’s win against Atlanta. Your fantasy team likely has better options. Less

Source: NBC Sports


Panthers sticking with QB Walker, kicker Pineiro

Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks said that the Panthers will be sticking with P.J. WALKER at quarterback heading into Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. BAKER MAYFIELD, who has returnedMore to full practice from an ankle injury, will continue to hold the clip board as Walker’s backup. SAM DARNOLD is reportedly still progressing from a high ankle sprain that landed him on injured reserve to start the season. Wilks also said that the team will not be working out kickers after EDDY PINEIRO missed two crucial kicks at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Fantasy owners likely have better options all around. Less

Source: Team Website

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