Earlier in the year, when the NFL season was winding down, there was talk of the Tennessee Titans moving on from Jake Locker at quarterback. This was immediately interpreted as the team cutting Locker in the offseason, but it appears that was a hasty assumption we all made.
While moving on from a player typically involves cutting them, it appears the Titans are moving on from Locker in a spiritual sense rather than a physical one. ESPN.com scribe Paul Kuharsky states that even if the Titans draft a quarterback high in the draft, Locker’s salary is cheap to cut this offseason.
Jake Locker isn’t going anywhere. Even if they spent a high pick on a quarterback, Locker is cheap in 2014, his salary is guaranteed and they’ll need as many candidates as they can get to whittle down to two or three.
Locker may not be getting cut, but he’ll likely become a backup rather quickly in the 2014 season. Still, we’ve seen quarterbacks under pressure rebound but the Titans will likely only see a solid season from Locker as a reason to trade him in 2015.