Trading up for Trey Lance makes sense for the Chicago Bears
Trey Lance is a perfect player that could fall due to not having a 2020 season. After his immaculate 2019 season for the FCS champions, Lance played in an exhibition game and looked extremely shaky. That alone could’ve dropped his stock.
Lance is a true dual-threat quarterback who did not turn the ball over once in 2019. He accounted for nearly 4,000 yards and 42 total touchdowns without throwing an interception or fumbling. The Bisons rolled through all of their competition without missing a beat with Lance. Did I mention he did this as a freshman?
Lance stepped in after Easton Stick got drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers and they were even better with Lance. Lance has arm talent, athletic ability, and the size to be an elite quarterback for years. He is a risk though as he only has one year of FCS football under his belt and one exhibition game against another FCS team in which he looked shaky.
The Bears need to hit on the quarterback position. Somehow, Lance could fall all the way to the Bears’ draft pick 20th overall, but it is unlikely. Lance goes in mock drafts anywhere from fourth overall to 24th overall. Regardless, if Lance falls, the Bears shouldn’t question it and shouldn’t hesitate to trade up for the project quarterback.