A few years ago, the Tennessee Titans gambled when they drafted QB Jake Locker out of Washington. While there was a lot of hype surrounding him, there were also a lot of question marks, and some of those questions have been answered with negative answers.
With Ken Whisenhunt taking over this season, Locker’s future is uncertain, and the Tennessean is reporting that the outcome might not work out in his favor as the team may not pick up the option they have on him.
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.
Now, just like the report says, there is a chance that he can save himself with a breakout season, but the last sentence there was also an indication that the team could go after a quarterback in the first round this May with their number 11 overall pick. There’s a good chance that one of the big three at the position could fall to them, and offensive guru Whisenhunt may want to begin developing his own guy.