Oklahoma football: Would Landry have been an NFL starter?
Landry Jones is back for his fifth and final (hopefully; otherwise we’re talking major injury) OU season. I asked Landry on Monday if he regretted not turning pro, since the NFL seems to be starting any rookie quarterback it can get its hands on.
Landry smiled, which I consider a moral victory. “Not yet,” he said. “I haven’t really followed it too much. I don’t have any regrets.”
Five NFL rookies appear set to start at quarterback in season openers, including three from the Big 12: Brandon Weeden with the Browns, Robert Griffin III with the Redskins and Ryan Tannehill with the Dolphins. The other two are Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) with the Seahawks and Andrew Luck (Stanford) with the Colts. Is it too far out of the realm of possibility to believe Landry Jones would have been starting for some NFL team.
For the Tuesday Oklahoman, our gal Jenni Carlson wrote about Landry and his decision to return for his senior season. You can read that column here.
One interesting item concerning Landry is his mobility, which frankly in the past has been limited. But Bob Stoops said Landry has worked hard on improving his ability to move around the pocket.
“Mobility is something I’ve worked on,” Landry said. “Moving around in the pocket. Being able to move around, throw in tighter spaces.”
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