Just a few days ago I posted a story detailing Ken Whisenhunt’s training and development of Jake Locker as a pocket passer.
He’s had ups and downs, but the systems he’s been put in and lack of leadership has flawed his transition from a top-tier college quarterback to a franchise gunslinger.
ESPN followed that up with a tier ranking of all 32 starting quarterbacks. The results for Locker are underwhelming to say the least:
“31. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans (4.42 average rating)
The Titans were 4-3 when Locker started last season. He had eight TD passes, four INTs and a respectable 58.1 QBR score. That seemed encouraging, and yet compliments for Locker were scarce.
“Locker never showed from college that he could do it from the pocket,” one GM said.
The hope in Tennessee is that a new coaching staff and better luck with injuries could help Locker ascend to a higher tier. “We’ll see,” a former GM said. “Guys like Locker can be run-around guys. To me, Jake’s die has been cast.”
Locker snags a below average grade from the 26 insiders around the league, but lets hear what you have to say.