TUCSON AZ - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Washington Huskies scrambles to pass during the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium on October 23 2010 in Tucson Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Everyone with the Tennessee Titans is saying that the best quarterback in camp will start in week 1 against the Jaguars. I don't expect Jake Locker to be ready that point. I would give him a 50/50 chance of being ready if he were able to work with Chris Palmer this offseason, but because he isn't it is going to take some time to get him ready. I do expect him to be the full time starter somewhere around the 8th game of the season.
His first few games will probably be a little bit of an adventure, but I think by the end of the season we will see a lot of encouraging signs that make us feel good about Locker in 2012.
Stafford- 201 of 377 (53.3%) for 2,267 yards with 13 TDs and 20 INTs.
Sanchez- 196 of 364 (53.8%) for 2,444 yards with 12 TDs and 20 INTs.
Bradford- 354 of 590 (60%) for 3,512 yards with 18 TDs and 15 INTs.
I expect Locker's numbers his rookie year to be pretty close to those put up by Stafford/Sanchez.
Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus has already put together his QB projections for the 2011 fantasy football season, and he plugged in some pretty good numbers for Locker- 262 of 453 (58%) for 3,017 yards with 14 TDs and 18 INTs.