The Patriots should make a trade for QB Trey Lance
The New England Patriots need to get better at the quarterback position this year, and Trey Lance could be an option for the team to target. This would be quite the move, wouldn’t it?
During the recent NFL meetings, John Lynch spoke about Trey Lance a little bit:
"“We like Trey on our team right now,” Lynch told local Bay Area media while at the NFL Annual Meeting. “We always joke, [coach] Kyle [Shanahan] and I, we’d trade each other if someone gave us a good enough deal. So we listen to everything, but we like Trey on our team and we are very excited about the way he is progressing about his opportunity.”"
So Lynch isn’t completing ruling out the team trading Lance, it seems. And he really shouldn’t. Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy is clearly the starting quarterback for that team, even with the recent elbow surgery that could hold him out a few regular season games in 2023.
I’m not sure the former North Dakota State product has much of a future as a 49er, and I think the team’s best interest for both sides is to find a trade partner who could give Lance a chance to start.
Well, why not the Patriots? Bill O’Brien, a legitimate offensive mind and someone who has worked with young quarterbacks before might be the perfect coach to try and bring the best out of Lance, who is coming into his third year, much like Mac Jones.
Lance has all the tools to be an elite franchise QB. He’s got the size, arm, mobility, and intelligence, but he’s had limited opportunities to show himself on the field and when he has, it hasn’t looked the prettiest.
He was the starter for week one of the 2022 season but suffered a season ending injury early in the season. That paved the way for Jimmy Garoppolo to return to the starting lineup, but when he went down, Brock Purdy entered, and the rest is history.
Trey Lance likely won’t cost more than a second or third round pick to acquire from the San Francisco 49ers, and I think it’s a worthwhile investment to make.