He san francisco 49ers they were on the cusp of another Super Bowl appearance before their quarterback woes showed up once again in the NFC Championship game last month.
Heading into the offseason with a dynamic roster on both sides of the ball, the 49ers will have to sort out their quarterback space to have another real shot at winning the Super Bowl.
Among those pressing questions is what San Francisco plans to do with its starting quarterback, a decision complicated by injuries to star rookie Brock Purdy and second-year pro Trey Lance, who is coming out of his own rehab process.
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During an appearance on the «Rich Eisen Show» on Wednesday, Lance spoke candidly about his own journey last year after suffering a season-ending ankle injury back in week 2.
«It was tough. It sure was tough, ups and downs all year,» he said.
«That was the hardest thing for me, getting to that point where I feel good, I’m doing my rehab, I’m in meetings, I’m asking the right questions, but I didn’t feel like it.» It was really helping.»
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The conversation then turned to Lance’s status for the next season, following Purdy’s dominating performance and subsequent playoff injury.
«Brock played too well, and Brock played at such a high level and handled himself in the right way. I wouldn’t want it to be a situation where I’m just handed something,» he said.
«I’m excited to just get on the field and compete. That’s all I want, the chance to do it.»
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Lance previously said he expects to be fully recovered by the time offseason training programs begin, and on Wednesday he explained his commitment to the 2023 season.
«All I can tell people at the end of the day is that I’m going to do everything I can to be as prepared as possible to be ready to go every week. At the end of the day, I’m not going to promise anybody anything, I’m not going to to promise anyone a certain number of wins, but I believe in myself, and at the end of the day that’s all I can do.