Jake Locker will concentrate on football

Seen as a possible No.1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, Washington quarterback Jake Locker has decided to concentrate solely on football over baseball this summer.

Our buddy John Taylor has all the details on the decision over at CFT.  It seems like an easy one to make from the outside. Locker was a tenth-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels last year and received a sizable contract, but he knows his earning potential is higher in football.

Still, Locker’s draft status is hardly guaranteed.  PFT reported that Locker didn’t get a first round grade from the NFL Collegiate Advisory Committee, so his hype may outweigh his actual stock for now.

We think Locker will have a strong season, but it’s also worth remembering that Ole Miss’ Jevan Snead was seen as a top-ten pick at this point last year.  He went undrafted.

16 responses to “Jake Locker will concentrate on football

  1. Doesn’t matter what you say Florio!!
    Jake Locker will be a Seattle Seahawk when it is all said and done anyways!! Pete Carroll & Steve Sarkisian already have that deal done.

  2. We think Locker will have a strong season, but it’s also worth remembering that Jevan Snead was seen as a top-ten pick at this point last year. He went undrafted
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    douche Mc shay should get this last paragraph tattooed on his chest,,idiot!!

  3. This guy has a canon for an arm, great decision making and is a great athlete not as great as mike vick but pretty close.

  4. “Locker was a tenth-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels last year and received a sizable contract, but he knows his earning potential is higher in football.”
    So he took the Angels’ money and now he’s shafting them ? Does he have to pay back anything to them ?

  5. I think that there was a lot of “Brady Quinn” effect for Locker. Ironically, Quinn and Locker both had the same head coach who put his career on the line to get both players into the lineup early and often and then before their third year, was replaced by a coach who ran a more pro-style offense (I’ll say the same thing for Steve that I said for Charlie: Let’s see how he can handle putting in his OWN freshman on day one like Ty and see if he can be any more successful. The answer with Weiss was not only no but hell no).
    There’s no doubt that Jake’s better now than he was when he was a freshman but I really don’t like him any more now than I did then. I see him as a Steve Pelleur type and I really hated him because he could have been much better but he wouldn’t stay in the pocket and he loved to run.

  6. A few hours in the Green Room is nothing compared to a few seasons in Barrow, Alaska.

  7. His earnings potential is higher in football than in baseball? Maybe you should go look into what major league baseball contracts look like, because those would be an indicator of what he could potentially earn….Did you mean that he is more likely to earn more in football? Because thats not the same thing.

  8. s.martin17 says:
    May 21, 2010 12:39 PM
    Doesn’t matter what you say Florio!!
    Jake Locker will be a Seattle Seahawk when it is all said and done anyways!! Pete Carroll & Steve Sarkisian already have that deal done.
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    So…………what you are saying is that the Seahawks are going to tank every game this season so they get the first pick. Because that is the only way they can be assured of getting him. Not saying Locker should be the first pick- but the team picking first is the only one that gets whatever player they want.
    The fact that the Seahawks head coach and the Huskies head coach used to work together doesn’t mean a damn thing. What- is Sarkisian going to convince Locker not to play in the NFL if anyone but the Seahawks draft him?

  9. I wonder if somewhere there is a guy named Jake Ball who’s decided to concentrate on his job at Foot Locker.

  10. Vic Soto of BYU is going to hit him and take him out like Colby Clausen did to Bradford in his first game last year. …… However, that didn’t hurt Bradford though and probably helped him in the end. Locker is a great athlete, but is not a great quarterback….. yet. He reminds me of a poor man’s Mike Vick.

  11. I think Locker is overrated. Good? Sure. #1 overall pick? I never saw that in the guy.
    His only “great” accomplishment in college football was beating USC last year, and even *that* accomplishment was diminished when several other teams beat USC and we all realized it’s not the same USC. He sat out his entire Sophomore year due to an injury. There isn’t a long track record for the guy.
    He has good mechanics, a strong arm, very athletic…. but I don’t get the #1 draft grade.

  12. Locker won’t go undrafted unless he loses a leg this season. Maybe not first pick, but first round easy. He’s the Mile High Messiah without the bible. Or the press.

  13. Being a 10th round choice in baseball isn’t a bad thing. Esp after his junior year. If he had a nice Senior season, he could get back in the upper rounds. And Hello MLB contracts are rock solid. You can’t get cut without them paying you every cent. Just for example Matt Holliday St Louis Cardinals, 7th rounder, making 16.3 mil this year. Baseball money pisses on football money. Just being the Best QB in the NFL is wheres its at.

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