placeholder image

Photo courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers


49ers source: “What else do I need to say to you to make it clear that Trey Lance is our quarterback?”

Jul 21, 2022 at 10:35 AM--


Videos are auto-populated by an affiliate. This site has no control over the videos that appear above.
For a while now, it's been pretty evident that second-year quarterback Trey Lance will be the Week 1 starter for the San Francisco 49ers. All offseason, the team has been looking to trade former starter Jimmy Garoppolo and fully transition to last year's No. 3 overall pick. Garoppolo's March 8 shoulder surgery has kept him on the 49ers roster, but that doesn't mean the team's intentions have changed.

While the local media and most fans are clear on the mindset inside the 49ers' Santa Clara offices, the national media continues to question the quarterback situation, with some even wondering if Garoppolo might somehow be able to hold onto the starting job.

The 49ers are growing tired of being asked about the quarterback situation and the plans for Lance and Garoppolo. ESPN's Dianna Russini recently inquired with a team source, asking, "What's up with your quarterback position?"

The response is telling.

"This source wrote back, 'What else do I need to say to you to make it clear that Trey Lance is our quarterback?'" Russini said on ESPN's Get Up. "I was sensing a little bit of frustration with me with all my questioning."

That makes sense. Every offseason sign has suggested that the 49ers intend to complete their move from Garoppolo to Lance. While some questioned Lance's readiness, 49ers players and coaches have consistently expressed confidence in the 22-year-old quarterback's ability to take the reins.

"But I think the point, though, he (the source) said, 'They are moving on,'" Russini continued. "They want to trade Jimmy Garoppolo. ... His agent has been doing work behind the scenes for weeks."

Working out a trade might not be simple. Russini adds that there is still Garoppolo's hefty $24.2 million base salary in 2022 with which to deal. The 49ers, of course, would love to clear that money.

"They need to pay Nick Bosa," Russini said. "They need to pay Deebo Samuel. And probably the biggest part of this, the element that probably matters the most is Trey Lance needs to develop. He does not need a quarterback like Jimmy G, who is beloved in San Francisco and loved by his teammates and has won, sitting on his shoulder here.

"... From the conversations I've had around the league, it seems that once a team becomes desperate enough—an injury, a quarterback isn't performing—that's when Jimmy will probably get moved."


H/t to Brian Renick for the find.



Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News


placeholder image

49ers Notebook: Nick Bosa lobbies for 49ers to keep Chase Young; Kyle Juszczyk addresses his future; Has anyone on the team watched the Super Bowl yet?

By Kirk Larrabee
Feb 13

The offseason is underway for the San Francisco 49ers, which means the team's decision makers will soon have to determine which free agents they would like to try to keep and which ones they'll have to let go. One of the more interesting cases is defensive end Chase Young, whom the 49ers added during the regular season from the Washington Commanders in exchange for a third-round draft pick. It may be hard for the 49ers to prevent Young from being more than a rent-a-player, but Young's friend and former Ohio State University teammate Nick Bosa made it clear Tuesday he'd like to see general manager John Lynch and the 49ers brass find a way to keep Young on the team. In this edition of the 49ers Notebook, we delve into a range of topics starting with Bosa's


placeholder image

Video of an emotional Fred Warner reacting to 49ers LB Dre Greenlaw's injury emerges

By David Bonilla
Feb 15

Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw are arguably the best linebacker duo in the NFL, serving as the heart of the San Francisco 49ers defense while sharing a strong bond. Therefore, it's no surprise that Warner felt deeply for his teammate and friend when Greenlaw suffered a torn Achilles in the second quarter of Super Bowl 58 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The following video captures Warner's raw emotional response after Greenlaw was carted off the field, revealing the profound anguish experienced by the star linebacker, even as teammate Nick Bosa attempted to console him. This hurts to watch so much. Via


placeholder image

Klint Kubiak commends Kyle Shanahan after departing 49ers for Saints

By David Bonilla
Feb 15

Klint Kubiak is among several assistant coaches departing the San Francisco 49ers for opportunities elsewhere. He will serve as the New Orleans Saints' offensive coordinator after his stint as the 49ers' offensive passing game specialist. Kubiak only spent one season with the 49ers. Of course, it's unsurprising to see the considerable interest in head coach Kyle Shanahan's coaching staff, given the success many of his proteges have found across the league. Upon his departure, Kubiak had nothing but praise for his time working under Shanahan. "Just being here a year, my experience is, Kyle really lets you into his brain in his game plan meetings," Kubiak


placeholder image

49ers hiring Cameron Clemmons as assistant offensive line coach

By David Bonilla
Feb 15

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Las Vegas Raiders assistant offensive line coach Cameron Clemmons to serve in the same role with the team. Clemmons replaces James Cregg, who left to become the Raiders' offensive line coach. #49ers are hiring Cameron Clemmons as their assistant offensive line coach, per source. Clemmons spent the last three seasons with the #Raiders, including the


Latest

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone