5. Even in an off game, Trey Lance and Carson Wentz look alike.
Wentz and Lance have the ability to get the job done even when they aren’t displaying outstanding performances. They both had potent ground attacks to bail them out during the tough times, but they still produced in the big moment when they needed to.
Lance only had five games where he completed less than 60 percent of his passes, and without his efforts, his team still wouldn’t have won some of those games. In those five matchups, he completed 53 of 99 passes (54 percent) for 644 yards (6.5 yards per attempt), four touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He also carried the ball 63 times for 305 yards (4.7 yards per rush) and three touchdowns. If that’s Lance at his worst, that’s scary.
For comparison, Wentz had four games in his 2014 season where his completion percentage fell under 60 percent. He completed 48 of 86 passes (56 percent) for 832 yards (9.8 yards per attempt), seven touchdowns, and three interceptions. He ran the ball 35 times for 135 yards (3.9 yards per rush) and two touchdowns.
Wentz was arguably a little bit better in crisis, but at his worst, his and Lance’s numbers are still similar. Lance used his legs a little bit more when things weren’t going well, but at the end of the day, both of them still did enough on their worst days to help their team to a ‘W’.