September 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) hands the ball to running back Chris Johnson (28) during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jake Locker was surprised Titans released Chris Johnson

Jake Locker may be the quarterback of the Tennessee Titans — for now — but he apparently isn’t a subscriber to local or national newspapers, nor does he have access to the internet. When the Titans cut loose running back Chris Johnson earlier this offseason, the only person who was surprised by this move was Locker, who apparently didn’t see it coming or didn’t want to believe it was true.

Per SiriusXM Radio:

“He’s obviously been a huge part of this organization in past years and been a big contributor to what we’ve done on offense,” Locker said. “I don’t think anybody really had an idea how that was going to go, how that was going to work. Unfortunately he ended up somewhere else and and we wish him the best, where ever he does end up landing. But he gave a lot to this organization, this team, and I think everybody who had the opportunity to play with him is thankful for that.”

The move was expected to happen but Locker seems to be in denial about it, as do some Titans fans. But with Johnson gone, it’s the start of a new era in Tennessee and Locker had best stop sobbing about Johnson being gone and read the writing on the wall.

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