Quarterback Drew Lock announced Tuesday that he plans to return to Missouri for his senior season. Shortly after, someone who knows a thing or two about success at the position in Columbia gave his opinion on the development.
On Tuesday evening, former Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel used Twitter to express his pleasure about Lock’s choice to return for next season. Daniel, who threw for 12,515 yards with 101 touchdowns and 41 interceptions with the Tigers from 2005-08, led Missouri to a No. 1 ranking during the 2007 campaign. He also was a Heisman Trophy finalist that year.
— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) January 10, 2018
That’s high praise from Daniel, who’s currently a reserve quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. Certainly, Lock’s return means good things for Missouri’s chances to build upon momentum from its most recent 7-6 season, which included a six-game winning streak and a berth in the Texas Bowl. There’s plenty to anticipate next fall for the Tigers, even with the departure of former offensive coordinator Josh Heupel.
Lock is wise to come back and try to fine-tune his skills before attempting to start an NFL career. He has 8,695 yards passing with 71 touchdowns and 31 interceptions for his career.