Trey Lance now the betting favorite to be drafted by the 49ers

Apr 29, 2021 at 10:47 AM--


Quarterbacks Mac Jones of Alabama and Justin Fields of Ohio State had each spent time as the betting favorite to be drafted at No. 3 overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Trey Lance of North Dakota State had never been — until today.

The former Bison quarterback is now the favorite to be the Niners' quarterback of the future, per MyBookie. This follows increased chatter around the league that San Francisco is leaning toward drafting Lance rather than Jones or Fields. Over the weekend, Fields had reportedly been eliminated as a contender.

MyBookie odds for the No. 3 overall pick:

  • Trey Lance -150
  • Mac Jones -130
  • Justin Fields +200
  • Zach Wilson +2500
  • Kyle Pitts +3500

As of this post, the numbers continue to move in Lance's favor.

"There's a lot of Trey Lance/Niners noise out there in NFL GM/coach circles this morning," NFL Network's Michael Silver reported via Twitter this morning.


Other than the week following his pro day when Fields took the top spot, Jones has been the betting favorite to be the 49ers' pick for much of the time since March 26. That's when the Niners surrendered future first-round picks and a future third-rounder to swap first-round picks this year with the Miami Dolphins. That moved San Francisco up nine spots from the team's initial No. 12 slot.

The early trade left over a month for the media to speculate on who the 49ers sought to draft, and that speculation has been all over the place.

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