Properly, that is going to be awkward.
On Thursday morning I posted a Twitter poll asking individuals to decide on between Trey Lance and Jalen Hurts. Unsurprisingly, 79% of the primary 3,500 votes went to Lance. Even much less surprisingly, many wished me to know what an fool I used to be for even asking. Apparently, there was no logical room for dissent. Sadly for me, I requested the query as a result of I’ve Lance and Hurts back-to-back. I figured I owe it to you guys to make my finest case for why on this house.
First, let me make clear, I would solely make this argument in a one-quarterback league. As a result of in a one-quarterback league I do not imagine ground issues all that a lot, and the one main edge Lance has over Hurts is the ground of being the No. 3 general choose. Hurts might moderately get replaced after this yr. That is not an inexpensive concern with Lance. He’ll get at the least two or three seasons to show his price as a starter.
However forgetting ground for a second, the upside of Lance and Hurts is, in my view, very related. Hurts confirmed us top-five upside final yr in his three full video games and now he is added DeVonta Smith, and he’ll have a greater offensive line. Lance, as soon as he turns into the starter, will in all probability have higher teaching and higher weapons, nevertheless it is also 2022 earlier than he turns into the starter. And it’s totally robust to gauge Lance’s true upside due to how little we have seen him play soccer.
Lance actually has higher pedigree, and that issues, however he’s additionally one of the vital distinctive top-three picks I can recall. He began 17 video games over three seasons at North Dakota State. In distinction, Hurts threw for greater than 9,000 yards, ran for greater than 3,000 yards, and accounted for 124 whole touchdowns at Alabama and Oklahoma. That is not sufficient to make up for his or her draft pedigree disparity, nevertheless it does shut the hole for me.
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Now, once more, one of the best argument for Lance being the clear reply is that his group simply took him No. 3 general whereas Hurts’ teaching employees simply inherited him as a former second-round choose. And I am sympathetic to that, it might even be sufficient to persuade me in any league the place I might begin a couple of quarterback. However in a one-quarterback league, Hurts is a consensus starter this yr, whereas Lance is the No. 2 on his personal group. Whereas Hurts is much extra more likely to get changed within the subsequent yr he is additionally way more possible to offer you a top-five season this yr. And in a one-quarterback league, I care concerning the latter greater than the previous.
I view the long-term upside of Hurts and Lance as a close to wash, with lots nonetheless unknown. The short-term upside clearly favors Hurts, in my view. So in a one-quarterback league, in a vacuum, I might take Hurts.
Does that imply it is best to too? Completely as much as you. Greater than every other format, Dynasty is the one to get your guys, as a result of you are going to hopefully have them in your group for a decade. I am simply right here to give you my standpoint.
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