(it was 52.8% for Allen - if we’re going to nitpick, let’s not round)
Yes, it is similar. The point is that Allen improved from a rookie to a sophomore, but was no great passer in Year 2. His improvement (god awful in the first half of his rookie year on any sort of deep ball, but got better) along with his proficiency on the ground (which you could argue Hurts has a higher ceiling for) made him a viable starting fantasy quarterback.
It’s a chance worth taking that the guy figures something out and can score some points by being dynamic at the low-cost of a 20th pick.
Also - any talk about a Week 5 benching for Flacco is based on nothing at the moment. Not sure where that timeline came from.