There are countless reasons a highly touted junior quarterback chooses to stick around for his senior year.
For Oklahoma Sooners signal-caller Landry Jones—37-game starter and holder of 13 school passing records—the decision came down to several factors. Jones recently addressed a few of them, saying, "I don't get another senior year, I don't get another chance to win a national championship."
Good reasons, indeed, but his July 6 wedding to classmate Whitney Hand likely had a little to do with the decision, as well.
Jones later addressed the proverbial elephant in the room: the fact that Jones' stats had regressed considerably during his junior year—along with his draft stock. "Once I got that [NFL draft] evaluation back, I thought, 'OK, well, if I go out next year maybe I get drafted earlier. The worst thing that could happen is I fall, but I'm not going to let myself regress and get worse.'"
In order to get back to where he was before the 2011 season, Jones must improve his play. Let's take a look at five realistic statistical goals Jones should set for his senior season.