NFL insider walks back claim 49ers QB drama ‘annoyed’ Trey Lance

“So as we said in the mailbag last week, this is in no way ideal. But I understand why the Niners would do it. There’s too much on the line with the roster they to worry about hurt feelings. And while I’d heard [Trey] Lance was a little annoyed in the immediate aftermath, he’s a smart, mature kid who I believe can handle it. Truth is, if he couldn’t, you might have bigger questions about where the Niners are at the position.”

And here’s how that section was edited at some point later on Monday, bolding again ours:

“So as we said in the mailbag last week, this is in no way ideal. But I understand why the Niners would do it. There’s too much on the line with the roster to worry about hurt feelings. And while I’d heard the news was, as you’d expect, a little complicated for Lance to take at first, he’s a smart, mature kid who I believe can handle it. Truth is, if he couldn’t, you might have bigger questions about where the Niners are at the position.”

This might have been nothing more than a blip until Breer went on Bay Area sports radio Monday, going the extra mile to smooth things out with his sources.

“One of the reasons I used the words ‘immediate aftermath’ is because, I think, in the immediate aftermath, you’re probably processing a lot of things when the idea comes up,” Breer told 95.7 The Game, droning on about how important it is to understand that, actually, there’s nothing to see here and the Niners have it handled. “I know everybody is looking for some level of drama to tear this situation apart and turn it into something that it’s not right now,” Breer added.

Nothing says minimal drama like having to go on the radio to make it clear that, actually, no one was mad.

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