Jake Locker Vs Tim Tebow; Round 2

matt christensenContributor ISeptember 26, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies looks to pass the ball during the game against the USC Trojans on September 19, 2009 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Trojans 16-13. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

I have said it before and I will say it again; Jake Locker is better than Tim Tebow. Every one should know who Jake Locker is now. Locker upset the number three ranked USC Trojans just days ago. Locker He led a 60 plus yard plus drive to set kicker Eric Folk up for a game winning field goal to beat the Trojans.


What a difference one player makes! Last year Locker entered 2008 with a bad hamstring and after 3 1/2 games he was lost for the season with a broken thumb. The Huskies went down fast and fell to 0-12, and finished as the worst team in 2008.


Then 2009 came and the Huskies went to battle with number #11 ranked LSU. I knew it would be better with Locker taking snaps and not Ronnie Fouch (Locker's backup) but how would he fare against a tough defense? He fared well as the Huskies were beaten 31-23, Locker would throw for 321 yards, 3 TD, 1int. He was 25-45 with a completion percentage of 55.6. The Huskies would then take on Idaho and beat them 42-23. Idaho may not be very good but a win is a win. Locker threw for 253 yards, completed 17-25 of his passes, and threw two touchdowns and rush for another score. Then would come a huge task for Locker and the Washington Huskies, the #3 USC Trojans. Washington would be 20+ point underdogs and USC was coming of a huge victory over Ohio State. Washington would beat USC 16-13. Locker threw for 253 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, and rushed for a touchdown completing 60.0 of his passes. Lockers stats; (3 games played) 63-105, 811 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT, and 2 rushing touchdowns with a completion percentage of 60%. www.sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId



Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators are doing well and just finished up a win over Tennessee. Tebow started out his season against Charleston winning 63-3, going 10-15, 188 yards, 66.7%, and 1 touchdown and 0 INT, and 1 rushing touchdown. The Gators would then host Troy, and Tebow would play lights out, going 15-24, 237 yards, 62.5% and 4 TD, and 0 INT, 1 rushing touchdown. Then would come the Gators toughest game this far Tennessee. The Gators were favored by over 20 points and would win 23-13. Tebow would go 14-19, 115 yards 73.7%, 0 TD, 1 INT, and one rushing Touchdown. Tebow’s stats; (3 games played) 39-58, 540 yards, 67.2%.


Locker and Tebow both have put up the same amount of passing touchdowns and both have just one interception. Yet Locker has more yards, but Tebow has a better percentage by 7%. Locker has gone against tougher and stronger teams and has not had the support of a great defense as Tebow has had. Pete Carroll recently said Locker is the best quarterback he has faced in 8 years. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/0

, www.espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/7915/carr

. A great coach Like Carroll does not throw that around lightly. Arguments can be said for both players, but lets be honest Locker is a better runner, maybe not as strong as Tebow but is faster and quicker. Locker has been advised not to run to get yards but to avoid pressure to allow players to get open. Locker unlike Tebow runs a Pro-style Offense. Tebow runs a spread which makes more room for Tebow to run open. Tebow was exposed against Tennessee and failed to make a play longer than 20 yards down field he did many check downs and slants and did not look confident in stretching the field deep.


Before Tebow became a starter Florida was ranked number one coming of a BCS Championship. It's not hard to tell what a healthy Jake Locker is to Washington, Colt Brennen padded up the stats like Tebow but was a late round pick. Some scouts doubt Tebow can be an NFL Quarterback because he does not take snaps, and runs a spread offensive system. Trent Dilfer recently said he believes Jake Locker is the best Pro-prospect Quarterback in the nation, further backing my statements that Locker is the better quarterback. www.mynw.com/?nid=422&sid=210053.


I urge anyone and everyone who reads this to say what the think.