There has certainly been no shortage of commercial interest when it comes to former 49ers quarterback Trey Lance this week.
It was first reported by Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News on Friday that the Dallas Cowboys have outbid the Buffalo Bills for Lance, and two other teams are also reportedly linked to a potential deal for the young quarterback as well.
The Baltimore Ravens, along with the Bills, have been in talks with the 49ers about a trade for Lance, and the Detroit Lions are also interested, The Athletic’s Diana Rossini reported Saturday, citing sources. Most of those early conversations, Rossini noted, revolved around the sixth player who could finish fifth.
The Cowboys ended up winning the Lance sweepstakes, sending a 2024 fourth-round draft pick to San Francisco in exchange for the 23-year-old after reportedly giving him a second-round pick to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
It was a battle Dallas owner Jerry Jones seemed unwilling to lose, telling reporters Saturday that the team “don’t want to hang up” once they know Lance is available.
“We didn’t waste any time,” Jones told reporters before the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders.h/t talking pro soccer).
Lance’s place on Dallas’ QB depth chart is unclear, and the same could be said if he was traded to Buffalo or Baltimore. Dak Prescott, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson were anchored as starters for the Cowboys, Bills, and Ravens, respectively.
It would have been interesting to get Lance into the mix in Detroit, as the third-year pro would have joined the likes of Jared Goff and Teddy Bridgewater in the Lions’ QB room.
While Lance’s future with the Cowboys remains to be seen and his stint with the 49ers didn’t pan out, it’s clear that plenty of other NFL teams see his potential.
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