The Tennessee Titans were not expected to pick up the 2015 team option on Jack Locker’s contract, and the Nashville Tennessean is reporting that the team has decided to let Locker play out the final year of his contract in 2014 to see how he bounces back from an injury riddled season.
If Tennessee would have picked up Locker’s option, he would have earned a $14.6 million base salary in 2015.
Now, Locker will have one year to prove to the team that he will be capable of performing at a high level in Ken Whisenhunt’s offense. While Locker would have liked to earn a big pay day in 2015, he said last month that he approaches every year like it is a make-or-break year so this season will be no different.
“It is probably fair to say that every year for most guys. This league is so much, ‘What have you done for me lately?’ If you don’t have that approach going into the season, it is not going to work out the way you want it to,” he told the paper. “You are always competing for your job and I am not going to change that.”
We will have to wait and see if Locker is able to perform at the level where he was before being plagued by injuries.