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Jake Locker | Quarterback

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 223
College: Washington
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The Tennessean believes new coach Ken Whisenhunt is grooming Jake Locker as a pocket passer.
Locker's 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. He's just a QB2 target in fantasy. Jun 30 - 11:54 AM

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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 in 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.
Jun 18 - 10:14 AM

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.
May 27 - 1:23 PM

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.
May 21 - 10:10 AM

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

Locker was limited to individual drills in this week's sessions, but continues to progress on schedule. Getting in full practices the rest of the offseason would be a major boost for a player heading into a make-or-break season. The Titans declined to pick up Locker's fifth-year option for 2015, further warming his already exceptionally-hot seat.
May 1 - 1:15 PM

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.
Apr 30 - 6:45 PM

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 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 30 - 10:03 AM

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 the 2014 season.
Apr 26 - 1:28 PM

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

According to coach Ken Whisenhunt, Locker is doing "some" jogging. Locker said earlier in April that he was "shooting" to be ready for next month's OTAs, but that's not looking terribly likely. Nevertheless, he should be ready for June's minicamp. Most signs point toward Locker being the Titans' Week 1 starter, but his leash will be short. Whiz's staff is not enamored with his game.
Apr 24 - 2:31 PM

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.
Apr 18 - 4:15 PM

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) reiterated Monday that he's "ahead of schedule," and is "shooting" to be ready for May OTAs.

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt posted a TwitPic of Locker in a Nike running shoe as opposed to a walking boot. At this point, we're less concerned with Locker's foot than his on-field ability. Ex-OC Dowell Loggains had Locker playing the best football of his career before the 2013 injury, and he still didn't resemble a franchise quarterback. The coaching staff was fired and replaced by Ken Whisenhunt, who's been noncommittal on Locker as his 2014 starter.
Apr 7 - 1:35 PM

The Titans aren't expected to exercise Jake Locker's 2015 option.

First-round picks under the new CBA all have fifth-year options that would pay them the average salary of the ten highest-paid players at their position. Locker's 2015 option would be in the neighborhood of $14 million. It's not guaranteed, however, and it wouldn't be harmful to the Titans to pick it up. They could just release Locker at a later date. But 2014 is shaping up as a make or break year for the former No. 8 overall pick. Locker (foot) should be ready for minicamp.
Mar 30 - 11:55 AM

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) has shed his walking boot, and "hopes" to be ready to resume practicing by June.

Locker recently had follow-up surgery to remove the "hardware" from his injured right foot. Locker is now wearing "normal shoes," putting weight on his foot for the first time since November. He remains on track to be ready for training camp. Locker is going into the final year of his rookie contract, but has a long leash as the Titans' starter after they released experienced backup Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of "Checkdown" Charlie Whitehurst. However, the Titans reportedly have "no plans" to exercise Locker's fifth-year option.
Mar 27 - 2:24 PM

Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) will remain in a walking boot for a few more weeks.

The bad news for Locker is that he still has a long way to go in his recovery. He hasn't put any weight on his right foot since his Nov. 10 injury and still has to undergo a procedure to remove some "hardware" that was inserted during surgery. The good news for Locker is that the starting quarterback job remains his to lose under the new Ken Whisenhunt regime. Whiz referred to Locker as "our quarterback" while speaking to fans on Tuesday.
Mar 5 - 9:13 AM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt gave Jake Locker an underwhelming endorsement on NFL Network at the Combine.

Whisenhunt started "Jake is ...," then appeared to rein himself in and stutter, before saying "We're excited about Jake. He's our guy going forward." Whiz's body language couldn't have been less confident, but it does appear the Titans have internally deemed Locker their best option for 2014. They're not positioned to draft a top-end rookie passer, and free agency lacks viable starting quarterbacks. Whiz's first year in Nashville could be a rough one.
Feb 21 - 11:21 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
4Tyler Wilson
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Dexter McCluster
4Antonio Andrews
5Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
2Collin Mooney
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Derek Hagan
4Brian Robiskie
5Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
5Jaz Reynolds
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Dorin Dickerson
5Jason Schepler
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons