Why the long pins?

This video on Facebook shows a 100 pin microcontroller being desoldered using a solid, heavy gauge copper wire.

After the chip was removed, the pads below looked like this

I’m curious as to why the long pad traces. Does anybody know?

It’s a breakout board! (I feel stupid). It supports from 32 to 100 pin TQFP ics!

Yes that is why