Stacking Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts against 2021’s best prospects

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Trey Lance’s lack of experience should steer the Philadelphia Eagles clear.

North Dakota State product Trey Lance has all the intangibles to be a great NFL quarterback someday, however with just one season under his belt as a college starter the Philadelphia Eagles have much more experienced options.

Lance has never lost a college football game. In his one year as the Bison’s starter, he led his team to a 16-0 record and an FCS National Championship. In that lone season, Lance recorded video game-type numbers with 28 passing touchdowns and not a single interception. He also rushed for 1,100 yards with 14 more rushing touchdowns. Lance was a man playing amongst boys.

However, unfortunately for Lance, he has played just one game since that national championship appearance in a matchup between NDSU and Central Arkansas in early October of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the NCAA’s decision to push the FCS’s season off to the spring, Lance opted out to begin pursuing his NFL dreams.

This young man has a live arm with the ability to hit any throw on the turf. His deep ball is beautiful and his short game is accurate. Lance gets the ball out quickly with sharp timeliness. Lance’s legs are also one of his top tools and in an age of mobile quarterbacks, he fits the bill. His running style is actually very reminiscent of what Jalen Hurts showcased in his rookie season.

Lance’s lack of experience is a red flag. The NFL has seen inexperienced quarterbacks fail in recent years as Mitchell Trubisky has been very underwhelming and Dwayne Haskins was a complete failure in Washington.

If Philadelphia views Lance as a project the franchise should steer clear and continue with Hurts. The Eagles might not be certain about Hurts but will more than likely feel more uncertain about Lance.