Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) at the line during warm ups prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Tennessee Titans not expected to pick up 2015 option for Jake Locker


The Tennessee Titans have a lot on their minds as they enter a new era for the team. With new head coach Ken Whisenhunt coming to town try and reverse the Titans’ fortunes, there are questions all across the roster as to who will stay and who will be gone both before and after this season.

The most popular name at the moment is Chris Johnson, but his fate is seemingly sealed. The same cannot be said about quarterback Jake Locker, who will be the starter in 2014 and have a chance to earn his keep with the Titans. He’ll have to earn it quick though, as the Titans are not expected to pickup his 2015 option anytime soon.

Per the Nashville Tennessean:

The Titans are unlikely to pick up the option year on Locker’s contract, so this is probably his make-or-break season. If he makes great strides, the Titans will try to re-sign him to an extension, but they need to protect themselves by developing another quarterback.

A lot can happen this season that saves Locker’s job, but unless one of the top quarterbacks some how fall to the Titans sat No. 11 overall this May, it looks like Locker will have a full season to improve and carve out his place on the roster.

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