Follow us:

Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

April 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Locker story in New York Times posted

As I mentioned last Thursday, John Branch of The New York Times was at UW’s practice, talking with QB Jake Locker.
The story is now available on-line (it’s dated 21, so looks like it will run in tomorrow’s print editions).
The focus of the story is primarily how Locker spurned the NFL to stay at UW for one more year, a logical angle with the Draft beginning Thursday. Locker says that he “always would have wondered” what the Huskies could have done his final year if he had departed.
For UW fans who have read every word about Locker, there may not be a whole lot new, but it’s obviously a good read, and sure the school likes the publicity as it begins to build a Heisman campaign for Locker.
A couple of things that stood out to me:
— Locker is paraphrased as saying that he received $250,000 in his baseball contract with the Angels. He has never directly answered that question previously, and most have gone with an estimate of $300,000 (including this space). But looks like it was just a little less than that. However, he remained vague on whether he will do anymore baseball with the Angels. Locker requested before spring practice that none of us who cover the team regularly ask him any questions about baseball saying that there was nothing new to add from his previous statements on that topic.
— As he said he would do at the time he decided to stay, Locker confirms that he has taken out an insurance policy against injury this season and while not confirming an amount, says he “wouldn’t have to worry about anything for the rest of my life.”
— I expect that might be an uptick in sales of “Washington Blonde” at The Ram now that it has the official Jake Locker seal of endorsement.
SI.com’s Stewart Mandel was also at practice last Thursday but I have yet to see his story on his visit posted.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►