Speculation and questions have dominated the 49ers quarterback conversation since the minute they traded up to No. 3 in the 2021 draft. Those questions didn’t stop when they drafted Trey Lance, and now they’re still roaring as the club gets ready to transition to their new signal caller.
A lot of those questions are driven by rumors and ‘what ifs.’ It’s understandable that the conversation about an NFL team’s uncertain quarterback situation has gotten loud after more than a year to talk about it. The volume and the length of the discussion has led to some of its basic facts to get buried. What should be driving the conversation is instead relegated to silence in a media cycle that thrives on takes.
So let’s look at what we know about the 49ers’ QB situation, and get to the basics to see if we can make a projection about how this all finally concludes: