Alabama QB Jake Coker is “Vanilla Vick” to his teammates
We’ve always known Jake Coker has a cannon for an arm, but the senior quarterback has also shown an ability to escape the pocket and make big plays with his feet this season.
Naturally, the sight of a 6-foot-5, pro-style quarterback lumbering downfield and bashing into defenders makes his teammates laugh.
Monday afternoon, Coker revealed that Alabama players have bestowed a collection of (somewhat) endearing nicknames upon their signal-caller.
“It’s getting out of hand,” Coker said (via TideSports.com‘s Ben Jones).
The nicknames include:
- Baby Roethlisberger
- Vanilla Vick
- Cam Cracker
The second and third names are clearly tongue-in-cheek, and it’s unclear whether he enjoys them. But on a basic level, he’s getting compared to a trio of Pro Bowl quarterbacks.
Not bad, Jake.