26-Year-Old Quarterback – Tennessee Titans
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Locker's days in Tennessee appear numbered after the Titans declined to exercise the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, but in the meantime it seems as if the team lacks a player capable of tru...
Jake Locker Contract Information:
Locker signed his rookie contract with the Titans, a four-year deal, in July of 2011. The deal is worth $12.58 million and includes a $7.65 million bonus.
Locker (foot), who took part in all 10 of the Titans' OTAs, was on the field again Tuesday for the start of the team's three-day minicamp, the Tennessean reports.
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Jake Locker: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Locker felt good following Tuesday's practice, which represented another positive step in his return from last season's Lisfranc injury. Entering his fourth professional campaign, Locker has played just 23 games, a less-than-reassuring sign that caused the Titans to decline his fifth-year option last month. While Locker figures to be Tennessee's starting quarterback this season, he'll need to remain healthy to hold fantasy value.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Locker's injury history no doubt factored in here, as does the fact that picking up the option would have involved a 2015 commitment to him in the vicinity of $14 million. In any case, Locker, who is bouncing back from November foot surgery, has much to prove -- starting with his health -- as the 2014 season approaches and his next contract on the line.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The Titans are proceeding cautiously with Locker as he bounces back from surgery on the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, but the report suggests that the QB looked fairly comfortable and smooth during the drills that he did work in. While Locker is eased back in at this stage, Charlie Whitehurst and Tyler Wilson are seeing added quarterback reps. Meanwhile, Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated that Locker remains on track to see added work during the Titans' May and June minicamps.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Previous reports suggested that Locker, who is bouncing back from right foot surgery, is gearing up to take part in the Titans' organized team activities in June. Assuming no setbacks, he's on track to reprise his duties as the team's starting QB this coming season, while helming an offense that no longer includes wideout Kenny Britt or running back Chris Johnson.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Although Locker is unable to put any weight on the foot without a walking boot, he intends to run not long after undergoing the surgery. New coach Ken Whisenhunt is placing his trust on Locker's shoulders to run the offense in 2014, but in 23 career games across three seasons, he merely has a 22:15 TD:INT ratio and 7.1 YPA to his name.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
With the addition of 34th overall pick Justin Hunter at wide receiver, Locker has a deep stable of outside playmakers that also includes Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, Kevin Walter and Nate Washington (if he's not cut). The Titans also drafted Alabama guard Chance Warmack in the first round, hopefully buying Locker the time he needs to look downfield. Locker has some play-making ability of his own, too. In just 11 games in 2012, Locker ran for 291 yards. His biggest hurdle in 2013 will be improving his accuracy; if he can increase his career 55.5 percent completion rate, theres upside here.
Locker is in danger of opening the year as Matt Hasselbeckís backup, so itís hard to project him for a full season of games. But barring a reversion to his Pro Bowl form of more than a half-decade ago, Hasselbeck is unlikely to last more than six weeks as a starter Ė and thatís assuming he even wins the job in the first place, something thatís not guaranteed. Locker, on the other hand, has the upside to push for top-10 fantasy quarterback status once he becomes starter. A strong-armed, smart quarterback with significant running ability, the 2011 eighth overall pick outperformed Hasselbeck whenever he saw the field last year, ending his rookie season with 542 yards (8.2 YPA) and four touchdowns passing while running for 56 yards and a touchdown. And that was without top wideout Kenny Britt (who hopes to return from ACL surgery) and first-round rookie Kendall Wright.
After cutting Vince Young, it seemed that Jake Locker's time to be the starting quarterback in Tennessee was now, until the Titans brought in Matt Hasselbeck with a three-year deal. Hasselbeck does have a bit of an injury history, which means Locker could see some time on the field. If he does, his 4.59 speed would be worth a look if he starts against a favorable defense.