2. The comparisons will obviously be there because Lance plays at the same school Carson Wentz did.
Lance is a spectacular athlete and is sure to turn heads at the NFL combine, especially in the 40-yard dash. In an era where mobile quarterbacks like Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson, and Kyler Murray are the norm, Lance is going fit right into the way the game is played now. In open space, he’s shown that he can hit that second-gear and change direction easily to find the endzone often.
Like Wentz, Lance has a knack for making something out of nothing with his legs. There’s no panic when a play breaks down and there’s pressure in the pocket. With his ability to throw on the run, no play is ever dead as he’s always looking to extend them and find the open man downfield. Like Wentz, lance also takes a decent number of snaps both out of the shotgun and under center so there won’t be any concerns with transitioning to an NFL offense in that regard.
This kid has all the arm talent in the world. His accuracy is through the roof. He’s able to place the ball right into his receiver’s lap at all three levels of the field. His decision-making skills also standout as he’s one of the best at recognizing coverage schemes and making the right read. While he still has a lot of work to put in, he’s a lot like Patrick Mahomes in that department. He knows he can make some of the near-impossible throws when he needs to. At the same time, he knows when to take what the defense gives him or throw it away.
Last but not least, his deep ball isn’t perfect but it’s still impressive. In the FCS semifinal, he threw a 75-yard touchdown strike to his man in-stride and a 73-yard touchdown while scrambling under pressure on a 3rd and 5 without his feet set. Regardless of the level of competition, this kid’s talent is undeniable on any football field. There’s a lot to work with here.