Teams Reportedly Calling the 49ers on Trey Lance, Brian Davis Talks Commanders Bid, and Other NFL Bullets
In today’s nothing burger from the national insiders, teams might be interested, potentially, maybe, in 49ers quarterback Trey Lance. That was from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport this morning.
- According to Rapoport, “The 49ers have received inquiries from several teams looking into a potential trade for former No. 3 pick QB Trey Lance. The conversations have been the result of SF fielding the calls, not making them, with teams aware that Brock Purdy is likely the future starter.”
- Ugh, ok… cool. So, teams have called the 49ers regarding Lance, but we’re unsure who or how many have called. The 49ers have answered their phone calls but have yet to indicate in any way that they’re actively looking to trade Trey Lance. Other teams have seen many reports that Brock Purdy is likely the starter in San Francisco when healthy.
- While this might be a story when the 49ers have a better idea of what Brock Purdy’s return-to-action timeline looks like, there’s nothing here other than obvious speculation. It goes without saying that San Francisco isn’t going to keep Trey Lance around if Purdy is healthy to start the 2023 season. Purdy is the starter, Sam Darnold is the backup, and Trey Lance will eventually be traded.
- So, you’ve probably seen news of former NBA player Brian Davis entering the mix for the Commanders with a $7 billion bid. The problem is no one is really sure where he’s getting this money from and the legitimacy of the bid.
- In a recent interview with The Sports Junkies on 106.7 The Fan in D.C., Davis was asked where he’s getting the money from. But most importantly, whether or not he has the 30 percent ($2.1 billion in this case) required by the league. Per NFL rules, Davis would need to personally acquire 30 percent of the team to serve as the controlling owner of the team.
- Davis’ answers were bizarre and didn’t answer the simple original questions …
“I have 100 percent,” Davis said when it was explained that he’s simply the front man for others. “A hundred percent means you can have other investors. These guys with the Magic Johnson group, they have 20 investors. So they have to go through 20 background checks. Twenty different. I have one investor. That investor is me, right? . . . It’s my money. It’s my money. It’s my money because I sold my intellectual property. . . . They’re my partners, because they want me to be the only partner so I don’t have the issues that these guys are going to have with 20 different partners.”
- There was also a question by the hosts regarding whether Davis’ funding for the purchase had ties to Saudi Arabia. Here’s what Davis has to say: “My money comes from white people . . . who are Jewish, Italian, and Sicilian.”
- You can catch the full interview here …
- Staying in the NFC West, the Cardinals are hosting Georgia edge rusher Nolan Smith on a visit. The visit comes as the NFL’s window for pre-draft visits ends, with the draft just eight days away. Smith had 110 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception in four years at Georgia. However, his final year ended after eight games because of a torn pectoral muscle. Smith has also met with the Patriots, Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Ravens.
- The NBA has suspended Draymond Green for one game for his actions in Game 2:
- Money and whatnot from Michael …