49ers CEO Jed York says no regrets in drafting Trey Lance: ‘I wouldn’t change anything’

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the San Francisco 49ers They expressed optimism about their quarterback status prior to the 2023 season at the league’s annual meeting this week, and while Brock Purdy appears to be the frontrunner for the quarterback job, CEO Jed York isn’t giving up on a 2021 first-round draft pick.

Lance entered the 2022 season as the starting quarterback, but after suffering a season-ending ankle injury, paired with Purdy’s unimpeachable performance that took the Niners to first place, head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Tuesday. NFC Championship, The view from this outside will be much different.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) celebrates with his teammates after running for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) celebrates with his teammates after running for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

“We’ll start with whoever gives us the best chance of winning,” Shanahan said. “Brock is the guy who’s driving it because we’ve seen him play. But he’s injured now, and I don’t know if we’re going to have him in the first week and I don’t know if we’re going to put him in training camp. I think there’s potential in all of that.”

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But for York, Lance is still that guy.

“I wouldn’t change anything we made about the decision with Trey,” York said via NBC Sports Bay Area. “I think Trey has a chance to be great. But it’s a bonus when you get someone at the end of the seventh round who ends up being very influential to your team.”

Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers looks up during halftime against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers looks up during halftime against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Michael Reeves / Getty Images)

“Don’t worry about, well, Trey didn’t play as many games as we would have liked,” he continued. “It’s not his fault. He was hurt.”

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Yorke also noted that rookie quarterback trades have allowed the 49ers to make aggressive moves, and despite Lance’s more expensive deal, Yorke believes it still works.

“When you look at the time we drafted him, we wanted to make sure we had a young player midfielder on a rookie contract that would allow you to say, ‘Okay, Javon. [Hargrave] It is a kind of reward. “

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is helped to a cart during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is helped to a cart during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The 49ers gave up three first-round draft picks to take Lance in third place. He signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $34.1 million contract, while “Mr. Irelevant” Purdy signed a four-year, $3.7 million contract.

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“Brock has played eight games, won them all and played at a very high level. We are very excited to have this level of player as our centre-half,” Shanahan said on Tuesday.

“Now we think Trey could be, we would have done it last year if he stayed healthy. The good thing for him is that with Brooke being injured, he had the chance to try and get that back and everything.”

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