Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Titans' Whisenhunt: Jake Locker facing 'make-or-break' year


The Tennessee Titans are coming into the 2014 season with a new head coach in Ken Whisenhunt and a lot of optimism. He is inheriting quarterback Jake Locker, who has had a roller coaster career with the Titans, and there are reports that the Titans aren’t going to pick up his 2o15 option. Whisenhunt called it a “make-or-break year” for Locker, which Locker himself labeled the season earlier in the offseason.

“It is a make-or-break year for a lot of guys in the league. Jake is one of the guys,” Whisenhunt said Thursday, according to the Tennessean. “That is the nature of this business. He just happens to play a position that gets a lot of attention.”

There are also reports that the Titans and Whisenhunt could be looking for their new quarterback in the 2014 draft, but Whisenhunt downplayed the idea that he is looking for his “own” quarterback.

“To be honest, I haven’t really thought about it that way,” Whisenhunt said. “I am excited about the little bit of time I have spent with Jake. He exhibits a lot of the qualities I like. He has been great in the meeting rooms, I like the way our exchanges have gone. So our focus is on that.”

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