Trey Lance says he is more than happy to be with the San Francisco 49ers as he shut down the rumors of him being interested in joining the Tennessee Titans. After the Titans announced former 49ers executive Ran Carthon as their new general manager in January, Lance shared the news on his Instagram Story with three crossed fingers.
The Lance post drew attention as many started speculating whether that was an indication that Lance wanted to follow Carthon and join the Titans. This past season, Lance suffered a season-ending injury in Week 2 and Brock Purdy played extremely well late in the season.
Considering everything, some believed that Lance was trying to say he wanted out of San Francisco.
Lance shuts down the rumors of him wanting to join the Titans
"So, for me, I just want to support guys. This whole season was probably more of a 49ers fan page than anything.
Like, just showing guys support. [WR Ray-Ray McCloud]'s got a cool outfit, [LB Azeez Al-Shaair]'s got a cool video, [LB] Fred [Warner], whatever it was, and then obviously the Ran stuff. So, me and Ran got really close over the last—I wouldn't say super close—but we talked on the regular.
He would bring his boys in. I would hang out with his kids in the training room. So for me, it was huge. They were like a shining light. They come in and show me how many push-ups they could do and stuff like that. So just getting to know someone's family like that, I was super happy for him for the opportunity.
So, yeah, the fingers crossed emoji is not like, 'Man, I'm crossing my fingers I'm going to be a Tennessee Titan.' I cross my fingers, man. I love it here. I don't ever want to be anywhere else," Lance said, per 49erswebzone.com.
Lance is expected to return to action in 2023 but there is no guarantee that he will be the 49ers' starting quarterback. It remains to be seen if Lance will beat out Purdy for the 49ers' starting quarterback job in 2023.