After two years watching Titans quarterback Jake Locker, one of the biggest questions about his game has to do with his accuracy.
More precisely, it has to do with his lack of accuracy. Locker has completed 55.5 percent of his passes through his first two NFL seasons, with a 56.4 percent completion rate in 11 starts during the 2012 season. Those numbers mesh with concerns about Locker entering the draft and many have opined that it is a problem that will keep Locker from being a successful professional quarterback. Locker doesn’t agree with that assessment.
“I don’t,” Locker said in an interview with 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. “I never have. At the end of the day, wins and losses is what I think everybody cares about and obviously we didn’t get that done either. But I think for me there’s situations I think when I had guys around me, sometimes I just need to become a little more comfortable with a little bit of noise in front of me and that’s things that I will work on this offseason. But I don’t think that’s a problem, and I think just continue to work and get better and who knows if that number will go up? I hope the wins … go up.”
Some have pointed to drops and the poor play by the offensive line as part of the reason for Locker’s accuracy issue, but Matt Hasselbeck completed 62.5 percent of his passes last season with the same supporting cast around him for the most part. Locker hasn’t been accurate enough and that’s going to make winning more often more difficult even if Locker doesn’t think it is part of the problem.