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Jake Locker | Quarterback

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 223
College: Washington
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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

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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

Titans GM Ruston Webster expects Jake Locker (Lisfranc surgery) to be ready for OTAs by June.

It means Locker should be able to participate in June's mandatory minicamp, and be 100 percent for training camp. Locker is already behind the eight ball as he attempts to learn new coach Ken Whisenhunt's system, but returning by minicamp would make any previous absences mostly a non-issue.
Feb 20 - 6:58 PM

Titans CEO Tommy Smith said he's "absolutely" in support of Jake Locker.

"He's the quarterback," Smith added. Smith did say, however, when addressing Chris Johnson's status that he's not going to have much input on personnel decisions and wants the football people -- GM Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt -- to make those calls. Locker is far from a lock to open the season as Tennessee's starter, but he'll likely enter training camp as the favorite.
Feb 18 - 2:35 PM

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.
Feb 16 - 10:55 AM

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 QBs, 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."
Jan 20 - 2:13 PM

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.
Jan 14 - 11:18 PM

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 going down this season, but was limited to 401 snaps. That's a small-sample size for a player who has always struggled with consistency.
Jan 14 - 5:25 PM

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

Whisenhunt has earned a reputation as a quarterback whisperer, as he's gotten the best out of Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers in his last three stops. He'll have his hands full with Locker, whose three-year career has been marked by inconsistency and an inability to sustain health. Still, the presence of Whiz coupled with Locker heading into a contract year should give Dynasty owners some hope. There's always been upside here thanks to a rocket arm and underrated running ability.
Jan 14 - 9:47 AM

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.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 09:43:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 03:06:00 PM

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QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Tyler Wilson
RB1Shonn Greene
2Dexter McCluster
3Jackie Battle
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Jackie Battle
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Shonn Greene
FB1Collin Mooney
2Quinn Johnson
3Jason Schepler
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Lamont Bryant
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Adam Schiltz
K1Maikon Bonani