Did Trey Lance Just Tell Instagram He Wants Out Of San Francisco?

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We have our next installment of #crypticoffseasonsocialmediaposts, this time courtesy of San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance.

Lance apparently tried to sneak a fast one by us when he posted a picture of new Tennessee Titans GM Ran Carthon to his Instagram story with three ‘fingers crossed’ emojis underneath, but the crack OutKick research department wasn’t having it!

We spotted it, screenshotted it, and are now in the middle of analyzing it like the Zapruder film.

Trey Lance may have just petitioned to join Ran Carthon, Titans.
Trey Lance is a big fan of Ran Carthon.

Trey Lance (maybe) wants to follow Ran Carthon to Tennessee Titans

Good try, Trey. But not good enough!

Carthon, the former Florida Gators legend, left his gig as the 49ers Director of Player Personnel Tuesday to become the next GM in Tennessee.

Lance’s Instagram message came shortly after the news, and, sure, it could just be coincidence …

Or, it could be Lance begging Carthon to get him the hell out of San Francisco. Frankly, if it’s the latter, I’m not sure anyone can blame him, either.

Lance was supposed to be the heir apparent to Jimmy Garoppolo, and the Niners were ALL IN on the second-year QB coming into this season. Then, of course, he got hurt Week 2 and missed the rest of the year.

Trey Lance probably wants out of San Francisco.
Did Trey Lance just quietly beg Ran Carthon to make him a Tennessee Titan? (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Garoppolo returned to his usual starter role, played well, and then snapped his ankle in half Dec. 4 against Miami. By now you know that ‘Big Cock Brock Purdy’ has since replaced both fellas and is two wins away from the Super Bowl.

Not sure poor Trey Lance is getting that job back next season, and it appears he knows it, too. The Titans, meanwhile, are probably READY to get off the Ryan Tannehill rollercoaster and will most likely be in the market for a quarterback this offseason.

Would Lance work in Tennessee? I have no idea, and neither do you.

BUT, he knows Carthon, is young, and would probably benefit from someone like Derrick Henry for his first true season under center.

Just a guess.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.


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  1. San Francisco should trade Trey (3rd overall pick) to the Bengals for the Ja’Marr Chase (5th overall pick) and a conditional 6th round pick. If the Bengals understand anything about draft capital, they’d be fools to pass up this offer!

    Trey needs to go somewhere with talent around him…certainly a place with more talent that San Fran! Besides 2 great receivers, a great tight end, and one of the greatest pass catching running backs of all-time, who’s he supposed to throw the ball to?

    • That won’t happen. Burrow and Chase are tied at the hip. SF will tell everyone that Purdy and Lance will battle it out next pre-season to “up” the trade anty on Lance. If Lance is healthy, Tenn would be a good fit assuming Rogers does not end up there. Much of Lance’s future depends on Rogers, Carr, Brady, Lamar, and Love (along with the draft class). My guess is SF knew if Lance had it by the first few training camps after he got drafted. Carthon may not even be crazy about Lance at this point.

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