Titans QB Jake Locker running the read option?
Now I know what people are going to say and that is that why would Jake Locker run the read option. However why shouldn’t Locker run the read option? He ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash two years ago which was .01 slower than Cam Newton. However if a team is going to run the read-option then they must have a QB that is durable when it comes to hard hits from defensive players. According to Pro Football Talk, “….the Titans think he’s capable of being the same kind of threat with his legs as a couple of other fast quarterbacks who were drafted two years ago, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton.”
Could the Titans successfully run the read option like the 49ers or the Seahawks? Well I don’t think so but not because Jake Locker doesn’t have the speed or accuracy but he has injuries in his NFL career. To successfully run the read-option, the QB cannot take hits frequently like RG3.
I bet Chris Johnson wouldn’t like that Locker is taking away his opportunities to run, and especially now that the Titans signed Shonn Greene in the offseason. For Titans fans, if it means winning games then I don’t think they care if Locker runs the read-option. However the Titans don’t have a veteran backup QB in their roster because they lost Matt Hasselbeck to the Indianapolis Colts therefore they cannot afford Locker getting hurt again. Oh and I don’t think Ryan Fitzpatrick can do a better job as a backup QB than Matt Hasselbeck.
Is the read-option the answer for a successful season for the Tennessee Titans? Comment your answer.
Information that I use to make this blog: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/24/titans-think-locker-can-run-the-read-option-but-injuries-are-a-concern/