The kid is a kid. His contemporaries are probably the same age as your kids, younger even. And after 11 passes against Savannah State we already have people crowning him king of Stillwater.
How about we let him find the endzone before we try to find another metaphor for his greatness.
Here are some quotes from a few articles this week. First from Jenni Carlson of the Oklahoman:
The thing is, the way Lunt played would’ve been impressive regardless of the opponent. Heck, the Cowboys could’ve been running their plays against no one, and you would’ve come away impressed with Lunt.
See: Griffin, Robert III combine workouts.
He was probably too efficient for his own good.
If he handles it like he did Saturday, if he doesn’t get burned, the youngster might just be in line for a nickname. Cool Hand Lunt.
Then Brendon Morris of the O’Colly took his turn dining at the Wes Lunt table of hysteria.
Lunt is euphorically, stupidly, overwhelmingly good at football for a freshman.
But even against a much-lesser opponent, Lunt looked incredible.
Listen, I watched the game and I understand why people are excited.
I also walked away with a firmer grasp on just how spectacular Brandon Weeden was last year.
Lunt looked good, yes, and the offense ran fast. He was easy and cool and all those other adjectives sportswriters use to describe athletes who keep pressure at arm’s length.
He wasn’t Weeden though. The ball didn’t snap out of his hand like it was shot out of a pistol. His mechanics were raw, as if he’s not yet used to this 6’4 225 lb. body. And you know what, that’s fine. Nobody needs him to be as good as Weeden. We need him to grow and to take some chances and to learn what it means to be a championship quarterback.
One thing I agree with that both writers wrote is that the disparity between Lunt and Walsh is large, it’s fairly easy to see why he won the job. But I’m also not sure yet whether that’s because Lunt is that good or Walsh is worse than advertised.
I just hope we’re all right with giving it a few more weeks, or at least until Texas, before we start outlining the narrative of his first season at QB…