Chicago Bears Draft: Is it fate if Jalen Hurts is around early in round two?

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Chicago Bears, Jalen Hurts
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The fit between Jalen Hurts and the Chicago Bears.

If the Bears go after Jalen Hurts, they would have a solid combination between Nick Foles and Trubisky. Nick Foles is a confident team leader and has been benched and moved around the league. Foles has also gone to the show and won it all.

Jalen Hurts, who was benched for Tua Tagovailoa, stayed with his team for an extra year before transferring to Oklahoma to lead the team to the playoffs, only to become defeated by the National championship-winning team LSU. Leadership, determination, team-first mindset, and winner are just a few of the same qualities Jalen Hurts has with Nick Foles.

Mitch Trubisky came out of college as arguably the top-ranked dual-threat quarterback. He was listed at 6’2 222 pounds. Trubisky ran a 4.67 40-yard dash with a 4.25 20-yard shuttle and a 6.87-second 3-cone test. Trubisky was built like a shifty running back. He used his legs to gain extra yards and touchdowns when the defense too away his passing lanes.

Jalen Hurts is listed at 6’1 222 pounds. Hurts ran a 4.59 40-yard dash but didn’t perform in the shuttle runs or 3-cone test. He out leaped Trubisky on the vertical jump 35.0″ to 27.5″ and 125.0″ to 116.0″ on the broad jump.

Both quarterbacks are their own worst self critics, according to their head coaches in college. They will both work on their craft from dusk until dawn. Hurts isn’t know for being a shifty runner as much as he is known for being explosive. Both quarterbacks have been compared to running backs when they run, but Hurts is more known to dish out the punishment rather than shift around contact.

Hurts isn’t much of a full field reader, much like Trubisky, but does a stable job at reading RPO’s. He tends to hold onto the ball as long as he can before he decides to run the ball or cut it loose in the air.

Some interesting facts about Jalen Hurts are while he doesn’t make overly accurate throws in a collapsing pocket, he is very reliable when receivers are wide open. Also, Hurts has a 76.9 adjusted completion percentage, with 35.8% of his drop-backs under pressure pressure. Hurts, throwing good passes to open receivers is something that should excite Bears fans.

Trubisky led the league in missed throws to open receivers while Hurts topped Joe Burrow for completing passes to open receivers. Hurts will throw downfield too. Jalen Hurts had an 11.3 average depth of target in college. Imagine if Hurts had a better blocking offensive line.