Jake Locker QB TEN 23 Days

The Tennessean believes new coach Ken Whisenhunt is grooming Jake Locker as a pocket passer.

Locker's strong mobility is an asset, but Whisenhunt isn't going to drastically change the system that made stars out of statuesque quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers. It's a risky proposition. Locker has been notoriously inaccurate dating back to his college days, and has also been skittish while progressing through reads in the pocket. We won't be targeting him as our QB2.

Jake Locker QB TEN 1 Month

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) is participating in this week's minicamp.

Locker also participated in all 10 OTAs, getting back on the field a little earlier than the Titans expected. It's great news for a quarterback that needs all the work he can get and is learning a new offense. Now in his fourth season, Locker must settle down in the pocket and improve on his career completion percentage of 57.2.

Jake Locker QB TEN 2 Months

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) participated in Titans OTAs on Tuesday.

He's on track to be full-go by training camp. Locker took part in team drills, afterwards saying he "feels good." Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Locker is learning a new offense under first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Jake Locker QB TEN 2 Months

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) is expected to do "most everything" at next week's OTAs.

Locker continues to make steady progress off his surgery. He was limited to individual drills in last month's minicamp and is expected to graduate to some team drills next week. By the time training camp rolls around, he'll be roughly nine months removed from the injury. It does not project as an excuse in Locker's make-or-break fourth season.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt expects Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) to be a full participant in May's OTAs.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

The Titans will not exercise QB Jake Locker's club option for 2015.

As expected. The Titans are putting Locker on the clock with one year left on his rookie deal. It's a make-or-break year for Locker, who is coming off Lisfranc surgery. If the team had picked up the option, Locker would have been scheduled to earn a $14.6 million base salary in 2015. But he could have been released without any penalty. Locker was playing the best football of his young career before getting hurt last season. The new staff isn't believed to be particularly high on Locker long-term, and this essentially confirms it.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

Jake Locker (foot) is doing individual drills only at Titans minicamp this week, as expected.

Locker is roughly five months removed from surgery to repair the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot. He reportedly looked comfortable and smooth as while running through some drop and climb drills, but was not permitted to even practice rollouts. Regardless, Locker is expected to be a full-go for training camp.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt believes this is a "make-or-break" year for Jake Locker.

We agree. Locker's underwhelming start to his career could be attributed to his injury issues, but he has not been effective even while playing. He has an 18:15 TD-to-INT ratio over the last two seasons (18 games), with a 57.9 completion rate and 6.9 YPA. Locker will be the Titans' Week 1 starter, but he will need a strong, healthy season to remain in Tennessee beyond next season.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) will be limited to individual drills in next week's OTAs.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

ESPN's Chris Mortensen told NFL Live Friday that the Titans likely wouldn't have exercised Jake Locker's fifth-year option even had Mike Munchak stayed on as head coach.

Munchak, of course, was part of the team that selected Locker with the eighth pick in the 2011 draft. It's telling that the Titans wouldn't have locked in Locker even under the coaching staff that worked with him for three full years. Locker's durability has been poor, but his on-field performance has been just as concerning. He has an 18:15 TD-to-INT ratio over the last two seasons (18 games), with a 57.9 completion rate and 6.9 YPA, absorbing 41 sacks.