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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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Titans placed QB Jake Locker on injured reserve with a dislocated shoulder, ending his season.
He needs surgery. Locker's Titans career is over and his place in the league has to be questioned. Teams like reliability from their backups, and Locker can barely last four quarters without suffering an injury of some sort. He's also regressed steadily since a promising first NFL season. Entering free agency, Locker will likely find himself battling for a backup job in 2015 training camp. Dec 15 - 4:00 PM

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Jake Locker exited Week 15 against the Jets with a shoulder injury.

Locker was blindsided by Quinton Coples late in the second quarter. He appeared to have his left arm caught up under him as he fell to the ground. Locker was holding his arm gingerly as he left the field and was immediately taken to the locker room. He is officially questionable to return, but he is almost certainly done for the day. Locker completed 6-of-11 passes for 57 yards before exiting. A free agent following the season, Locker likely has played his final down as a Titan.
Dec 14 - 5:25 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Monday that Jake Locker will be the Titans' starting quarterback moving forward.

They're tapping Locker over Charlie Whitehurst, with Zach Mettenberger (shoulder) expected to miss the rest of the season. Since Locker flukily played well in a Week 1 road upset of the Chiefs, he's accounted for four touchdowns and eight turnovers across his last five appearances. Locker will close out the season starting versus the Jets, at the Jaguars, and versus the Colts.
Dec 8 - 4:47 PM

Jake Locker came off the bench in Week 13 to complete 6-of-12 throws for 91 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Titans' loss to the Texans.

Locker entered in the third quarter after Zach Mettenberger suffered a right shoulder injury. The contract-year quarterback was promptly intercepted on his first pass of the game. In under a half of action, Locker finished with three turnovers, including the two picks and a lost fumble. Locker did throw a garbage-time 25-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington. If Mettenberger can't go in Week 14 -- and he has a throwing-arm injury, which is cause for major concern -- Locker would be a two-quarterback-league roll of the dice against the Giants.
Nov 30 - 4:12 PM

Jake Locker is active as Zach Mettenberger's backup once again in Sunday's Week 10 game at Baltimore.

The Titans have given the Mett Show all the first-team practice reps, fully moving on from Locker. At least he's up as the No. 2, ahead of an inactive Charlie Whitehurst. The rest of the Titans inactives: WR Kris Durham, RB Antonio Andrews, CB Brandon Harris, T Will Svitek, TE Brett Brackett and DT Sammie Hill.
Nov 9 - 11:48 AM

Jake Locker (thumb) is officially probable for Week 8.

The Titans should have Locker active as the No. 2 quarterback this week. He was benched on Tuesday, and isn't expected to get his job back this season. Zach Mettenberger will make his first career start against Houston.
Oct 24 - 6:24 PM

The Titans have benched Jake Locker.

In the last year of his rookie contract, Locker has likely played his final down as a Titan. ESPN's Adam Caplan -- who's had a great read on the Titans since the draft -- "can't see" a scenario where Locker gets his job back barring an implosion by or injury to new starter Zach Mettenberger. If this is indeed it for Locker's Titans career, he will finish with 26 touchdown passes, 24 turnovers, and a 57.3 completion rate. Although Locker has myriad flaws, he has a strong enough arm and enough athleticism to resurface in 2015 as a useful NFL backup. Locker simply doesn't throw the ball with enough accuracy to be a consistent big-league starter. He's also been wildly injury prone in the pros.
Oct 22 - 11:22 PM

Jake Locker (thumb) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

There should be more clarity on Locker's status Thursday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt has said he expects Locker to return this week.
Oct 22 - 2:36 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated Monday that Jake Locker (thumb) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

Per Whisenhunt, the plan is for Locker to throw on Tuesday and the Titans will "see how he responds Wednesday." Whiz said after Sunday's loss to the Redskins that he "would expect" Locker to return in Week 8 against the Texans, although there are clearly no guarantees. Locker has been an utter NFL bust.
Oct 20 - 4:38 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he "would expect" Jake Locker (thumb) to return Week 8.

Locker practiced early last week, but his thumb became sore and the Titans were worried about mistakes with ball handling. So they went with Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst again, who predictably crippled the team in a narrow loss at Washington. Locker's return will be great news for Justin Hunter, whose vertical strengths need a big arm.
Oct 20 - 10:32 AM

Jake Locker (thumb) is inactive for Week 7 against the Redskins.

Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is making another start at quarterback for the Titans. Even against the Redskins' porous pass defense, be's a bottom-three option for Week 7. Locker should presumably be ready for Week 8. Also inactive for the Titans are RB Shonn Greene, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Akeem Ayers, OT Will Svitek, TE Taylor Thompson and DE Ropati Pitoitua. Sankey is making another start in place of Greene.
Oct 19 - 11:34 AM

Jake Locker (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 7 after another limited practice on Friday.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt would only say Locker "made progress" on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst handled most of the Titans' first-team reps throughout the practice week, and is the favorite to start Week 7 against Washington.
Oct 17 - 1:20 PM

Jake Locker (thumb) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, but coach Ken Whisenhunt hedged on his Week 7 status.

He was officially "limited," as he was on Wednesday. Whiz danced around Locker's status, offering illuminating statements like "his soreness is better," and "a lot of factors" will go into whether he plays against the Redskins. According to reporter Terry McCormick, Charlie Whitehurst took the "majority" of first-team reps on Thursday. We'd guess Locker doesn't play.
Oct 16 - 2:53 PM

Jake Locker (thumb) returned to practice Wednesday.

Locker "did everything," though he and Charlie Whitehurst split reps with the starters as the Titans appeared to ease Locker back into action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker is his starter when healthy. He may be a game-time call.
Oct 15 - 2:34 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Jake Locker (hand) remains the Titans' starting quarterback when healthy.

Whisenhunt acknowledged he doesn't know whether Locker will play in Week 7 against the Redskins, however. Still nursing an injury to his thumb region, it sounds like Locker will end up coming down to a late-week or even a game-time decision. Locker was able to throw passes on Saturday. He showed up to the Titans' facility on Monday to do rehab.
Oct 13 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Charlie Whitehurst
2Jordan Palmer
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Leon Washington
4Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Leon Washington
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
3Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Kris Durham
WR31Derek Hagan
TE1Delanie Walker
2Chase Coffman
3Matthew Mulligan
K1Ryan Succop