Option V: Bleacher report insists he is ideal for the LA Rams
What about former San Francisco 49ers rookie quarterback Trey Lance? Much like QB Zach Wilson, he is entering the fourth year of his four-year rookie contract. So all of the benefits of adding a young player in the final year of his contract apply to Trey Lance as well. But it's simply not enough to consider the timing of trading for a player if they offer no value.
So the takes in this option is based on the premise that young quarterback Trey Lance does indeed offer some value to the team, and that value in this offense is greater than the value he holds in the Dallas Cowboys offense. And that, I fear, is where the litmus test for any trade scenario begins to skate on thin ice.
But that certainly did not stop Bleacher Report from concocting a trade scenario in which the Cowboys would agree to exchange Trey Lance with the LA Rams for a 2024 fifth-round pick. The question that I struggle in this scenario is why either team is motivated to enter into these trade negotiations?
The Dallas Cowboys traded a 2024 fourth-round pick to the 49ers to acquire Lance. While he has served as a backup quarterback on the Cowboys roster, he never saw action. No playing time means that the Cowboys have no evidence of whether he is or is not able to lead their offense. That creates a very shaky reason to presume that they would have any interest in selling Trey Lance at a loss less than one year after getting him.
The LA Rams have a pretty solid track record of helping NFL veteran quarterbacks re-establish their careers back onto the radars of other NFL teams' radar scopes. The only problem with this plan is the reality that Lance is under contract with the Dallas Cowboys through 2024. While he stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 226 pounds, a prototypical size for an NFL QB today, he has a very limited NFL experience to consider him a 'seasoned' quarterback.
And if he was unable to make a very QB-friendly 49ers offense click, I really do not see him capable of piloting a far more pass-centric Rams offense.