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Trey Lance: I love it here and don’t ever want to be anywhere else

Matthew Berry and Jay Croucher get a chance to sit down with San Francisco 49ers' star WR Deebo Samuel and discuss fantasy football, Kyle Shanahan's offense, the team's future and more.

After the Titans hired Ran Carthon as their General Manager, Trey Lance raised eyebrows with an Instagram post. Lance used crossed fingers emojis beneath the image of a story with a photo of Carthon.

Was Lance wishing for a trade to the Titans or another team?

Private quarterbacks coach Quincy Avery asked Lance about the post during his live show on Amp on Thursday.

“Yeah, I never talked about it at all,” Lance told Avery, via “Trying to stay out of the media for it, but I go on Instagram, and I’ll look at my teammates’ stuff, the team stuff, stuff like that, stuff about my family, stuff like that. I don’t spend a whole lot of time [on social media], especially over this last year. It’s been great for me to just be off of social media. I’m not on Instagram, daily even.

“So, for me, I just want to support guys. This whole season was probably more of a 49ers fan page than anything. Like, just showing guys support. [Ray-Ray McCloud]'s got a cool outfit, [Azeez Al-Shaair]'s got a cool video, Fred [Warner], whatever it was, and then obviously the Ran stuff.”

Lance insists he didn’t know he had caused a stir until coach Kyle Shanahan told him. He said they found the speculation humorous.

“So, me and Ran got really close over the last -- I wouldn’t say super close -- but we talked on the regular,” Lance said. “He would bring his boys in. I would hang out with his kids in the training room. So for me, it was huge. They were like a shining light. They come in and show me how many pushes they could do and stuff like that.

“So just getting to know someone’s family like that, I was super happy for him for the opportunity. So, yeah, the fingers crossed emoji is not like, ‘Man, I’m crossing my fingers I’m going to be a Tennessee Titan.’ I cross my fingers, man. I love it here. I don’t ever want to be anywhere else.”

Lance is working his way back from two surgeries on his ankle after injuring it in Week 2. He recently said he expects to be cleared for all football activities by May.

The No. 3 overall choice in the 2021 draft has started four NFL games.

Rookie Brock Purdy led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game after Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo were injured. Lance and Purdy are expected to compete for the starting job, but Purdy will undergo surgery in Arlington, Texas, on Wednesday to repair the injured ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The surgery will keep him out at least six months.