A (I hope) faithful reader e-mailed to say he was getting a little tired of all of the debate over Jake Locker, of all the analyzing of his past and his future.
But in doing so, the reader also passed along a graphic that seemed too good not to pass along to everyone else, as well (especially in the dead of February).
What the reader did was compare the significant UW quarterbacks since Don Heinrich by the college passing efficiency rating, thinking that such a list could at least add some clarity to the argument.
So here it is:
The reader (who said he didn’t want to be identified) also noted that Locker’s four passing efficiency ratings were 105.0 and 103.6 (as a freshmen and sophomore) and then 130.1 and 127.4 as a junior and senior.
As he further noted, Locker’s numbers were as good or better than some UW alums who had long NFL careers, not as good as others that didn’t. And obviously, no two situations are the same (which has also been debated here and elsewhere endlessly) so exact comparisons are tricky at best. Ultimately, his numbers and the fact that he did, ultimately, lead UW back to winning after years of losing, put Locker among the best QBs in UW history. To one reader, anyway, that’s enough for now.
And if nothing else, UW fans should enjoy seeing how all of the QBs compared through the years.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Speaking of Locker, he will attend the NFL Combine later this week, and Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com has a good breakdown of what to watch there, while reiterating his faith that Locker will be a first-round pick.
— CollegeFootballNews.com includes a few Pac-10 coaches in its list of “Coaches Who Need a Big Spring.”
— One of those is UCLA’s Rick Neuheisel, subject of this story today from SI.com’s Stewart Mandel.
All for now.