Eric Edholm has 49ers as ‘third-or-fourth’ most talented NFC team despite QB controversy

May 18, 2023, 5:50 PM | Updated: May 19, 2023, 8:40 am

Trey Lance #5 and Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers on the field before the game against t...

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Trey Lance #5 and Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers on the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on December 15, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 21-13. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

During Thursday’s edition of Cattles & Ramie with Jay Johnson filling in, writer for, Eric Edholm, joined the show to discuss all of the top storylines from around the NFL. He broke down the Sam Darnold-49ers hype, what to do with Trey Lance and how the Red & Gold rank in the NFC West.

“I had [the 49ers] as either third-or-fourth on my list of most-talented rosters, and that’s including the confusing quarterback situation,” Edholm said on the show Thursday. “Obviously having three quarterbacks who are at least capable of starting is probably a good thing. But sorting it all out, is another matter as well. I may not have loved every draft pick they’ve made the last four or five years, but they found a way to accumulate depth.”

Topics Discussed:

  • Is Sam Darnold going to be the surprise starter for the 49ers?
  • What would Trey Lance fetch on the open market?
  • How good are the 49ers in the NFC despite not knowing the starting QB for Week 1?
  • Are the Raiders going to be improved next season?
  • Are there any surprise teams coming in 2023?
  • Could the Lions make the playoffs next season?

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