Scangarello went on a podcast with Greg Cosell this offseason and explained how he evaluates draft-eligible quarterbacks. Here’s what Scangerallo said. Tell me if he sounds like someone who wanted to coach Trey Lance:
“Lance and Aiyuk are already working out together in Southern California, building up that ever so important chemistry needed to succeed between quarterback and receiver.
“We’re always competing,” Carroll said during an interview with Sports Radio 93.3 KJR-FM in Seattle (h/t ESPN). “I’m not saying anything you didn’t think I was going to say, but fortunately that’s always been the way we’ve operated, and it fits again. So we’re looking. I don’t see us making a trade for anybody at all. I don’t see that happening. But we’re certainly going to continue to be open to chances to help our club, and meanwhile we’re just going to be battling and competing our tails off. There’s always possibilities, so we keep open to that.”
“But, to play the skeptic, there are still scenarios in which the Niners would look to deal the “wide back” prior to Week 1.”
“Purdy will likely get those third-string reps. And remember, the Niners have carried four quarterbacks on their offseason rosters before, so that’s not entirely foreign.”