Jake Locker QB TEN 2 Months1 Comment

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is "excited about" and has liked what he's seen from Jake Locker.

"I am excited about finding out what he can do with our offense and trying to make things that he does well, have success with that," Whisenhunt said. "I know I have liked what I've seen from Jake, and I am excited about seeing him advance in this offense." Whisenhunt had previously been noncommittal to Locker but could be warming up to him a bit after watching film. We fully expect the Titans to bring in real quarterback competition for Locker.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt remained noncommittal to Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) as his 2014 quarterback in an interview with SI's Peter King.

It's worth noting Locker shares very few similarities with Whisenhunt's last two worthwhile quarterbacks, Philip Rivers and Kurt Warner. "I haven't studied him as much as I need to," Whiz said of Locker. "I have seen good, and I have seen bad. No question he has ability, and I have heard good things about him. The question is, can he harness the ability, and can he be consistent?" That's been the question about Locker since he was a phenom at the University of Washington."

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months2 Comments

Speaking at new coach Ken Whisenhunt's introductory presser, GM Ruston Webster hinted Jake Locker will get another chance to be the Titans' quarterback in 2014.

"I think that's something we'll continue to discuss and go through," Webster said. "But I would anticipate Jake having a good chance to do that." Whisenhunt was similarly measured in his comments, but said nothing to suggest he won't give Locker a chance. Limited to 18 games by injury over the past two seasons, Locker is expected to remain in a walking boot until late March as he recovers from Lisfranc surgery.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt offered tepid praise for Jake Locker at his introductory presser Tuesday, and said the team hasn't ruled out using the No. 11 overall pick on a quarterback.

Whisenhunt said he liked Locker coming out of college, but demurred on his pro game, saying he "really (hasn't) had a chance" to study Locker's tape. For what it's worth, ESPN's Ed Werder reports Whiz has a "favorable impression" of Locker. Either way, Locker is not going to be gifted the Titans' No. 1 job coming off another injury-marred campaign. Locker appeared to be making strides before injuring his foot this season, but was limited to 401 snaps. That's a small-sample size for a player who has always struggled with consistency.

Jake Locker QB TEN 3 Months1 Comment

The Nashville Tennessean expects Jake Locker to be the biggest beneficiary of the Ken Whisenhunt hire.

Jake Locker QB TEN 4 Months

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) said he will be in a walking boot for another three months.

It's another reminder of how serious a Lisfranc injury is. Maurice Jones-Drew and Santonio Holmes were two players that struggled to overcome the same injury this season. An inability to participate in the offseason program won't be a good thing for the annually inconsistent Locker.

Jake Locker QB TEN 4 Months

Coach Mike Munchak stopped short Monday of endorsing Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery, I.R.) as the Titans' 2014 quarterback.

Munchak said he "still believes" in Locker moving forward, but "all things will be considered" when evaluating the future of Tennessee's quarterback position. Locker finished the regular season with an 8:4 TD-to-INT ratio as a passer with a career-best 60.7 completion rate. He still isn't enough of a finished product for Munchak to endorse as more than a 2014 competitor to start.

Jake Locker QB TEN 4 Months

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Titans aren't expected to pick up Jake Locker's $13 million club option in 2015.

Locker has a minuscule $2.09 million salary for 2014, but teams exercising the fifth-year option for a top-ten draft pick have to pay him a salary equal to the NFL transition tag. The Titans are going to be in the market for a quarterback after the season. Locker can't stay healthy and has been up-and-down as a pro. Rapoport expects the Titans to go after Jay Cutler.

Jake Locker QB TEN 5 Months

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) is expected to require 5-6 months to "completely heal."

Coach Mike Munchak believes Locker could be ready for the Titans' offseason program. "(Jake) heals a little different than other people, but we assume he'll be able to do something this spring," Munchak said. "I'm sure it's something that will be adjusted as he goes through the rehab process." Munchak fully expects Locker to be ready for training camp. At least for now, it appears Locker will be returning as the Titans' starting quarterback.

Jake Locker QB TEN 5 Months

Jake Locker will have foot surgery Wednesday.