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49ers GM John Lynch takes blame for unsuccessful Trey Lance draft pick – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

SANTA CLARA — Trey Lance’s 49ers tenure didn’t work out.

That a lot was apparent. And 49ers basic supervisor John Lynch on Friday evening addressed the commerce of Lance, the No. 3 total choose within the 2021 NFL Draft, to the Dallas Cowboys.

“Yeah, (it is) actually a tough day,” Lynch stated on the KPIX-TV broadcast of the 49ers’ preseason finale towards the Los Angeles Chargers. “(Lance is) such an exquisite younger man.

“We took a shot and it didn’t work out. We personal that. We take accountability for that.”

A number of hours earlier than kickoff Friday, the 49ers traded Lance to the Cowboys for a 2024 fourth-round draft choose.

Though Lance by no means obtained a lot of an opportunity with the 49ers and tumbled down the workforce’s depth chart this summer time, Lynch stated he believes Lance, 23, has time to salvage an NFL profession.

“I believe his story could be very a lot unwritten,” Lynch stated. “I’m excited for Trey. Dallas stepped up and actually needed him. They got here after him. I believe it’s going to be an awesome touchdown spot for him.”

Lance was the beginning quarterback a 12 months in the past to open the 2022 NFL season. However he lasted lower than 5 quarters earlier than sustaining a season-ending leg harm. Lance by no means obtained one other probability to run with the starters as a result of Brock Purdy stepped up final season and received the job because the workforce’s everlasting starters.

“I can inform everyone it wasn’t for lack of effort on Trey’s half or on our half that it didn’t work,” Lynch stated. “Circumstances took maintain, and he struggled by means of accidents, and this workforce is able to win.

“We like our quarterback room. We like Brock Purdy lots, we like Sam Darnold, and we like Brandon Allen.”

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Lance joins a Cowboys workforce with a present quarterback room consisting of starter Dak Prescott, backup Cooper Rush and third-stringer Will Grier.

“We want Trey all the most effective in Dallas,” Lynch stated, “and we’ll at all times care about that younger man and admire his work ethic and the person who he’s.”

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