5 early 49ers overreactions from first OTA practices

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49ers OTA overreaction No. 1: Trey Lance is… whatever you decided he’d be

Go back and take a look at the first portion of Chris Biderman’s tweet about Tuesday’s OTA practices, specifically the part about quarterback Trey Lance.

Or if you’re lazy, here’s the text: “I had Trey Lance at 16-18 in seven-on-seven drills. A lot of check downs. Go crazy.”

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco later corrected the passing line to 15-of-17 for 7-on-7 work, but that’s not much of a bother.

What is, however, is readers are likely to take away whatever justifying information they’ll want. But, since we’re focusing on overreactions here, the best seem to be from Lance’s critics.

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They’ll point out how Lance’s completions and attempts focused a lot on those “check downs” of which Biderman spoke, not unlike what the signal-caller Lance is poised to replace, Jimmy Garoppolo.

Not much of an upgrade, right? Except for the fact this week’s bunch of practices are merely the first of a low-intensity ramp-up to training camp.

If Lance isn’t slinging it during training camp, then that’s a problem.

Of course, Lance’s biggest proponents are going to cite that 15-of-17 mark as proof he’ll be a star.

Early assessments, right? Too early.

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