Player Page

Jacob Coker | Quarterback

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230

Latest News

Recent News

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker completed 11-of-13 passes for 155 yards and two scores in Saturday's 56-6 win over Charleston Southern.
Coker effortlessly carved up Charleston Southern, a strong subdivision opponent, if there is such a thing (9-1 entering the game). The Crimson Tide close out the regular season by traveling to Auburn next week. Nov 21 - 7:53 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker completed 18-of-24 passes for 184 yards in Saturday's 30-16 win over LSU.

No touchdown passes for Coker, but no interceptions either. HC Nick Saban will certainly take that with the way RB Derrick Henry's rolling these days. Overall, Coker's thrown for 1,807 yards with an 11/7 TD/INT ratio. He's done a serviceable job at the helm of the Crimson Tide offense, but the passing game is too conservative to make him a reliable DFS option.
Nov 8 - 10:05 PM

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker earned a +4.2 grade and commendations on his ball distribution from PFF for his performance in Saturday's 19-14 win over Tennessee.

Coker completed 22-of-28 passes for 242 yards and an interception. "Other than Coker misreading a coverage for an interception, he had a strong afternoon—one that is encouraging for Alabama’s playoff hopes," wrote Steve Palazzolo. Coker gave ArDarius Stewart (+2.9) and Calvin Ridley (+2.0) a few chances to go up and make plays in contested downfield catches.
Oct 25 - 7:07 PM

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker completed 22-of-28 passes for 242 yards and an interception in Saturday's 19-14 win over Tennessee.

After throwing at least one touchdown pass in each of Alabama's first six games, Coker's now failed to toss a score in consecutive contests. The Vols sacked him five times in what was generally just an unimpressive offensive performance. For the season, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior's thrown for 1,618 yards with an 11/7 TD/INT ratio. There's little upside here for DFS players.
Oct 24 - 7:16 PM

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker completed 19-of-25 passes for 138 yards in Saturday's 41-23 win over over Texas A&M.

Nothing fancy here. Derrick Henry was running wild and Kyle Allen was supplying the rest of Alabama's offense, so Lane Kiffin kept it conservative in the passing game. It was a dud of a DFS showing but a nice game-manager type performance.
Oct 17 - 8:11 PM

Former FSU QB Jameis Winston said that Alabama senior QB Jake Coker is "going to battle" if he makes a mistake.

Winston and Coker were teammates during the former's freshman season at Florida State. After Winston won the starting job in 2013, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Coker transferred to Alabama. Winston told ESPN that Coker's "a fierce competitor" before adding that "he's going to work his tail off until he has success." Through six contests, Coker's completing 59.9% of his passes for 1,238 yards with an 11/6 TD/INT ratio. On Saturday, he's facing a Texas A&M defense that's more susceptible to the run than the pass, making him a low-upside DFS play.
Oct 15 - 8:18 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban indicated that he thought senior QB Jacob Coker showed nice mental resolve and maturity in Saturday's 27-14 win over Arkansas.

Saban was particularly impressed with how Coker refused to allow two second-quarter interceptions to derail him. Overall, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior threw for 262 yards with two touchdowns and the two picks. He completed 24-of-33 passes in the win. The 262 yards were the most he's thrown for this season. This weekend, Alabama faces a Texas A&M team that's averaging 39.20 points on offense, with almost 200 yards rushing and 300 yards passing per game. It will be interesting to see if Coker's forced to throw more on Saturday. In a shootout loss to Ole Miss several weeks ago, the senior attempted 45 passes and threw for three touchdowns. A high-scoring affair would boost Coker's relatively low DFS appeal to at least some degree.
Oct 12 - 3:45 PM

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker said that after several mistakes against Arkansas on Saturday, he "just made sure [to] stay focused."

Coker finished out Saturday's 27-14 win over Arkansas having completed 23-of-32 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Both interceptions came in the second quarter. HC Nick Saban certainly had something to say about those, that something being, "One [interception] was a bad decision. One was not a bad decision and he made some really good throws." The less horrible decision Saban's referring to was a pick that resulted from a tipped pass. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior's done a mostly serviceable job in manning the Tide ship, though he offers little DFS upside.
Oct 11 - 6:38 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes that it's time that scouts "readjust their opinions" on Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker.

"Its time scouts, who graded Coker as a street free agent entering the season, readjust their opinions on the signal caller. Coker helped pace the Tide’s victory over Georgia with an efficient, mistake free performance," Pauline wrote. The Crimson Tide quarterback threw for 190 yards, while completing 11 of 16 passes, with one touchdown versus Georgia. Pauline adds that "there’s a real chance he receives an invitation to Mobile" for the Senior Bowl.
Oct 5 - 4:02 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said four receivers dropped balls in the first half against ULM and added senior QB Jacob Coker's performance against ULM "was better than the numbers suggest."

There have been more calls for a Tide quarterback switch this week after Coker went 17-of-31 for 158 yards with a 3/1 TD/INT ratio and a pair of sacks taken in a 34-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Deeper inspection shows the fifth-year senior is probably safe for now. Coker went just 10-of-21 passes with one TD and one interception in the first half amidst the drops, but improved to 7-of-10 for two touchdown passes in the second half. "He had four drops in the first half ... four balls that were just flat dropped," Saban said. "You couldn't throw them any better. So if he was 10 of 21, that means he was 14 of 21, so he was not perfect. I thought he played well in the first half, but I thought we dropped too many balls. We dropped a ball [in the second half], so we should have been 8 for 10 the second half for [an additional] touchdown. ... I am pleased with the way Jake played today in both halves." Even if Saban were more displeased, it's doubtful he would turn to Co
Sep 29 - 4:27 PM

Alabama head coach Nick Saban indicated senior Jacob Coker will start at QB versus ULM.

No quarterback has been good for Alabama this season, but Cooper Bateman saw the start versus Ole Miss and was outperformed once Coker was substituted on. Overall, Coker has completed 55 percent of his passes with a yards per attempt of 6.83 to go along with five touchdowns and three interceptions. The school just lost their most explosive receiver in Robert Foster.
Sep 22 - 10:37 AM

Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker has only completed 6 of 16 passes thrown 10-plus yards downfield in 2015, according to CFB Film Room.

Alabama quarterbacks have lacked downfield throwing ability for years, and Coker is seemingly no different. However, 10-15 yards is not technically "downfield." Alabama receivers have dropped a number of passes this season and Lane Kiffin has his work cut out for him without Amari Cooper.
Sep 16 - 11:18 AM

Alabama HC Nick Saban basically named senior QB Jacob Coker starter after Saturday's 37-10 victory over Middle Tennessee.

"We started Jake two games in a row, I think there's a reason for that," Saban said. Coker threw for 214 yards in the first half before giving way to Cooper Bateman, who went 11-of-17 for 98 yards with an interception and touchdown. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior is on the Day 3 line at the moment.
Sep 13 - 8:27 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Alabama senior QB Jacob Coker could get "invited to several pre-draft scouting events" if he continues to improve.

Coker completed 15-of-21 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Wisconsin. "Was Saturday night’s performance by Jake Coker the shape of things to come or the exception to the rule?" Pauline wrote. "The physically gifted signal caller, who was considered nothing more than camp fodder by scouts before the season began, played efficient, mistake free football during the Tides victory over Wisconsin." Coker, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior, beat out Cooper Bateman for the job. He can test the field vertically, though that aspect of his game didn't gain traction against the Badgers.
Sep 11 - 9:16 PM

On his weekly radio show, Alabama HC Nick Saban said that his decision to name senior QB Jake Coker the team's starter was a "gut decision."

Said HC Saban, "It was just a gut feeling that this was the right guy for our team." He added that he thought Coker played well against Wisconsin on Saturday. In that game, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior completed 15-of-21 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. With the start under his belt, Coker showed a noticeable uptick in confidence during practice this week. He'll have a chance to continue his development when Alabama hosts Middle Tennessee this Saturday.
Sep 10 - 10:00 PM