NAME: Jake Haener
SCHOOL: Fresno State
HOMETOWN: Danville, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Monte Vista
GAMES WATCHED: Hawaii (2020), Colorado State (2020), Oregon
- 2018 (3 games at Washington): 9/13 (69.2%) for 107 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and a QB rating of 148.4. 1 rush for -9 yards.
- 2020 (6 games): 150/232 (64.7%) for 2021 yards, 14 TD, 5 INT, and a QB rating of 153.4. 57 rush for 18 yards and 3 TDs.
- 2021 (13 games): 329/490 (67.1%) for 4096 yards, 33 TD, 9 INT, and a QB rating of 155.9. 71 rush for 5 yards and 3 TDs.
Haener is a 3 star recruit out of Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. After committing to Washington, he transferred to Fresno State in 2019 and first saw the field with the Bulldogs in 2020. The first thing about Haener that jumps out is a strong mind for the game. He makes full-field reads and doesn’t stare down his targets too often. This carries into his rollout game, in which his above-average mobility and ability to keep his eyes downfield allow him to make off-schedule throws. It is his physical tools, however, that limit him. While throws between the numbers typically have solid velocity, it’s outside where the zip begins to fade. This occasionally allows DBs to come back and make plays on the ball, even if the timing is solid. The arm talent and slighter frame simply overshadow a player that looks to have the mental makeup of a starting NFL quarterback. As he gained more confidence in Fresno State’s system, he made more out of structure plays and displayed unwavering confidence and willingness to take hits. He made a substantial jump in 2021, where his footwork and pocket presence appeared substantially better. However, he will have to be near perfect in the NFL to make up for a physical toolset that won’t blow teams away.