4 landing spots for quarterback Trey Lance if the 49ers trade him

Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Aaron Rodgers, Arik Armstead, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers protects the ball as Arik Armstead #91 of the San Francisco 49ers defends (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Trey Lance trade spot No.1: Green Bay Packers

For the first time since 2004, the Green Bay Packers are without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This makes for another team that has parted ways with a long-time successful quarterback and now has money freed up for a sizable contract.

Once again, Trey Lance would have to prove that he’s worth big money, but if he did, then Green Bay is another destination that makes sense. Waiting for him in Wisconsin is another familiar face with whom he already proved he has chemistry.

Lance and Wide receiver Christian Watson played together at North Dakota State where they won two FCS Championships together in 2018 and 2019. At 6-foot-4 and 208 pounds, Watson is a big, physical target who can get open and fight for the ball when he needs to.

So, what would it take to bring the two together again? Maybe only a couple of mid-round picks in this year’s draft.

Once again, fans would probably be in an uproar if a trade went down that didn’t recoup San Francisco’s investment of multiple first-round picks. Unfortunately for the “Faithful,” that’s just not going to happen. Teams make sizable trades all the time that don’t make sense and sometimes never reap rewards that outweigh the risks, that’s just business.

If Lance were to find his way to Green Bay then the stage is already set for him to succeed. There’s a starting job available, a potential All-Pro wide receiver that he already has chemistry with and there’s money for a long-term sizable contract if he earns it.

Sounds like a recipe for success to me.

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