San Francisco 49ers Rumors: Newly Signed QB Has Edge Over Trey Lance

In recent reports, ESPN's Adam Schefter discussed the quarterback situation with the San Francisco 49ers during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

According to Schefter, there appears to be a competition brewing for the backup quarterback position on the team. While Brock Purdy had an impressive rookie season, his potential starting role hinges on his recovery from an elbow injury.

Schefter speculates that Sam Darnold currently holds the edge over Trey Lance in the battle for the backup job.

Despite Lance's status as a former first-round pick, the 49ers did not engage in trade discussions involving him during the offseason, indicating the team's confidence in his potential.

It has been reported that Lance has made significant strides in improving his throwing mechanics and is now fully healthy.

However, for Lance to secure the primary backup role, he will need to showcase his progress and compete during the upcoming training camp.

The uncertainty surrounding Brock Purdy's injury and recovery adds an additional layer of complexity to the evaluation of the quarterback situation. Photo Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports