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Source: 49ers mull options after Trey Lance loses QB2 battle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The competition to be the San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback is over.

The 49ers are rolling with Sam Darnold as the No. 2 behind Brock Purdy, coach Kyle Shanahan said Wednesday. The team will explore all options with Trey Lance, the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, a source told ESPN.

Shanahan told KNBR radio in San Francisco that he hopes Lance will remain with the 49ers even as a potential No. 3 option.

"I'm really hoping so. I mean, this isn't a thing that we're giving up on Trey," Shanahan told KNBR.