INDIANAPOLIS — The 49ers anticipate quarterback Trey Lance to be totally cleared to take part in organized workforce actions this offseason.
Meanwhile, Brock Purdy is predicted to have elbow surgical procedure subsequent week that, doubtlessly, might have him prepared for the beginning of the 2023 NFL season.
“We love the two guys we have,” normal supervisor John Lynch mentioned on the most recent “49ers Talk” podcast.
“Might we look elsewhere? Sure, because I think that’s just good business.”
Lynch mentioned the presence of Lance and Purdy won’t stop the 49ers from trying to signal a veteran quarterback “who can go win games with a really good roster.”
But he additionally defined there are monetary limitations that can impression the form of quarterback the 49ers will look to amass to fill a spot on the depth chart.
“We’re very happy with what we have at the quarterback position,” Lynch mentioned. “There may be a need for an additional quarterback. That’s all I’m saying. We can’t close our eyes to that and say, ‘Hey, we’re good,’ but that’s part of this business.”
A 12 months in the past, the 49ers saved three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster firstly of the common season: Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo and Purdy.
Garoppolo was referred to as upon in Week 2 when Lance sustained a season-ending decrease leg harm. Purdy took over in Week 13 when Garoppolo suffered a fractured foot.
Lance, the No. 3 general choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, is predicted to get the majority of the observe snaps within the offseason and coaching camp — simply as he did a 12 months in the past when the official change was produced from Garoppolo to him.
The 49ers nonetheless consider Lance has almost each attribute required to be a profitable NFL starter, Lynch mentioned.
“He just needs to play,” Lynch mentioned. “You need to be out there. So often in our league injuries stand in the way of a player improving because it’s hard. You just start to conquer things where you can move on to the next thing and, boom, there’s a setback.”
Purdy appeared to erase any doubts about his potential to steer the 49ers. The workforce received eight consecutive video games heading into the NFC Championship Game with Purdy at quarterback.
But, now, Purdy faces uncertainty as he’s set to bear surgical procedure to restore a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm.
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Lance began simply 4 video games in his first two NFL seasons after being a starter for only one season at North Dakota State in 2019.
“Adversity is tough,” Lynch mentioned. “Trey has dealt with it in addition to he probably can. He’s bought all of the makings. He’s the identical man, if no more convicted, than the man we thought we have been getting. He simply wants to remain out on the sector and keep wholesome, and that’s simply luck.
“He’s always put in the work. He’s put in everything that he can into that and he needs to stay out there and I think he’ll make all the improvements he needs to make.”
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