Chicago Bears: Quarterbacks to target in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Chicago Bears, Trey Lance
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Trey Lance, NDSU

Personally, I’ve loved this quarterback since I saw him live. On October 5th, 2019 I was working for the Illinois State University Football Team. We were hosting NDSU and I had heard of this redshirt freshman quarterback who was the next big thing. I was skeptical at first until I saw him play.

Illinois State was a very good defense last year. Great defense and a solid run game carried them to the quarterfinals of the FCS Championship. That week though, Lance made our defense look like a high school team. He didn’t even have to throw the ball much, but he completed 12 of 15 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 43 yards rushing the ball.

Lance is a dual-threat quarterback that is legit. He finished his miraculous 2019 redshirt freshman season completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards and 28 touchdowns and ZERO interceptions. Yes, he did not throw a single interception. He also ran for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns. He accounted for 42 touchdowns without throwing a single interception while leading the Bison to a National Championship.

Lance became the first freshman to win the Walter Payton award given to the best offensive FCS player. He could develop into a star in the NFL with all the abilities he has going for him. He may need time to develop so him sitting under Foles could be perfect. Lance is likely to be a first-round pick if he chooses to enter.