Jake Locker | QB | Tennessee Titans
Posted: 2/20/2014 1:36pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker has the support of team president Tommy Smith. Smith thinks head coach Ken Whisenhunt will be good for Locker moving forward. "Absolutely. I do like Jake, and I think Ken is going to be very good for Jake. Jake is a competitor. He is a smart guy. I think he has the ability. He is the quarterback. That's what I have told him every time I see him. And that's the way it is."
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Locker has the full backing of the Titans for now, but he'll open the season with much to prove, including his ability to stay healthy after making only 18 starts over the past 2 seasons.
Posted: 1/31/2014 2:45pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is hopeful to be ready for organized team activities in May. Locker will be working with his third offensive coordinator in four years.
Huddle Up: The Titans have a new coach who needs to see Locker on the field before deciding what direction to go at the quarterback position, plus Locker has a contract that calls for a decision on an extension prior to his expected return to the field. Should make for an interesting offseason in Tennessee.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:20am et
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster indicated Tuesday, Jan. 14, that the club plans to give QB Jake Locker another chance to prove himself. He remains under contract through 2014, but the team must decide by May if they're going to pick up an option for 2015. 'I think that's something we'll continue to discuss and go through,' Webster said. 'But I would anticipate Jake having a good chance to do that.'
Huddle Up: Tough to see the Titans committing to a contract extension based on the limited body of work Locker has put together. Plus he'll have a new coach calling the shots, and new coaches tend to prefer their own guy at the helm. But maybe the marriage of Locker and Ken Whisenhunt will take root quickly; let the courtship begin.
Posted: 11/14/2013 7:54pm et
The Tennessee Titans are currently unsure if they will proceed with QB Jake Locker as their franchise quarterback, given his checkered injury history.
Huddle Up: The Titans definitely have a tough decision on their hands as Locker has put some break-out numbers this season but as of Thursday night is missing eighth start since the beginning of last season.
Posted: 11/13/2013 10:53am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) is going to need surgery for his Lisfranc injury, according to a source. The surgery has not yet taken place, however.
Huddle Up: The Titans have already ruled Locker out for the season, so there's no rush on the surgery. He'll have the offseason to rehab, but the Titans have a decision to make whether or not to sign on long-term with Locker as their franchise QB or look for a replacement in the draft or free agency.
Posted: 11/11/2013 12:20pm et
The Tennessee Titans are 99 percent certain QB Jake Locker's (foot) season is over.
Huddle Up: Locker is believed to have suffered a Lisfranc injury that will end his 2013 season. Ryan Fitzpatrick will again step into the Titans' starting quarterback gig, which doesn't necessarily mean good things for anyone's fantasy stats--except perhaps those defense who face Tennessee.
Posted: 11/10/2013 11:49pm et
Updating a previous report, early indications are that Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (foot) suffered a season-ending foot injury in the Week 10 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to sources, the team believes he has a Lisfranc injury in the right foot, and more tests are being administered. Surgery is a possibility.
Huddle Up: This is a big blow for Locker—who was having a breakout season of sorts—and the Titans. Drop him.
Posted: 10/31/2013 1:29pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (knee, hip) is still wearing a brace on his knee, but is moving better than he did prior to the team's bye week. "I just feel a lot more confident," Locker said.
Huddle Up: Many fantasy GMs will be turning to Locker this week with 6 teams on bye and they should feel confident as the QB has thrown for a combined 5 TDs in his past 2 starts.
Posted: 10/19/2013 12:13pm et
The Tennessee Titans expect QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) to start at quarterback Week 7 unless he suffers a setback.
Huddle Up: Locker doesn't have any fantasy value other than in really deep two-quarterback leagues right now but it's a good sign that he was able to come back so quickly. He has a tough match-up this week against San Francisco.
Posted: 10/16/2013 12:20am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip) will begin 'football activities' this week, according to head coach Mike Munchak. There is a chance that Locker could return in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, but it is unlikely. RB Shonn Greene (knee) is also expected to ramp up his activities this week.
Huddle Up: Definitely don't count on seeing Locker return this week. The Titans have a bye in Week 8, so circle Week 9 matchup with the Rams as the QB's probable return date.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) will increase his rehab work and football activities but still has a long way to go before being available to play Week 7.
Huddle Up: Hopefully he's close to returning, both for Tennessee's sake and the sake of his skill players. Once he does, guys like Justin Hunter and Kendall Wright get a nice boost.
Posted: 10/2/2013 9:38am et
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker will miss four to six weeks with hip and knee sprains.
Huddle Up: That's good news considering how awful the hip injury looked when it happened. The Titans are decently situation with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over while Locker is out, but they were only carrying two quarterbacks on their active roster so they're in scramble mode looking for a backup.
Posted: 10/1/2013 3:51pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) was diagnosed with a sprained hip and sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Tuesday, Oct. 1, but it should only keep him out for a few weeks. 'The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won't require surgery and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the news today,' the team said in a statement.
Huddle Up: Locker received excellent news today after worries that his hip injury was career-threatening. Hopefully he will be back after the team's Week 8 bye.
Posted: 9/30/2013 3:38pm et
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said there is no timetable for when QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) will be able to return. Locker is scheduled to undergo another MRI Tuesday, Oct. 1, to determine the extent of the hip injury. Munchak said Locker's injury is not season-ending. Locker also suffered a medial collater ligament sprain during the game.
Huddle Up: This is great news for Locker, who was rumored to have a career-ending injury late last night. Hopefully he will be back sooner than later, as he was having a great start to the 2013 season.
Posted: 9/30/2013 1:50pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip) is likely heading to short-term Injured Reserve with a designation to return due to the hip injury suffered in the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: This is a real tough break for Locker, who had been playing great thus far this season. This could be a blow to the receiving corps from a fantasy perspective, but Ryan Fitzpatrick did have a long touchdown pass after Locker left the game.
Posted: 9/30/2013 9:45am et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker will have more tests done, but the belief is he could miss four to eight weeks.
Huddle Up: Locker suffered a hip injury in Week 4, one serious enough that he was taken from the field on a backboard. Ryan Fitzpatrick filled in Sunday and will continue to quarterback the Titans in Locker's absence.
Posted: 7/31/2013 12:53pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker ran the pistol offense late in practice Tuesday, July 30. Locker reportedly had his best practice of the year thus far and ran the pistol formation well.
Huddle Up: Getting Locker on the move will be good for the Titans. He can score points with his legs, which could make him a sneaky QB2 in two-QB leagues. Until he gets better throwing the ball, however, he won't be much better than that.
Posted: 7/24/2013 4:00pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker likely will start all four preseason games and get as many reps as possible during the games. Locker said he believes the extra reps will help him get ready for the regular season.
Huddle Up: It's a great idea to get Locker reps... right up until he gets heart in a meaningless preseason game. The Titans have to hope Locker shows them enough early on so that doesn't happen.
Posted: 6/25/2013 12:06pm et
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker said QB Jake Locker is taking control of the huddle. 'He's a true leader,' Walker said. 'He knows how to get the team pumped. He controls the huddle, and that's what you need out of a quarterback. You need a quarterback that can control the huddle and tell us where we need to get.'
Huddle Up: This is what the Titans are hoping to see from Locker entering what's shaping up to be a make-or-break season for the third-year QB. Locker has played in 16 games so far in the NFL with 11 starts, throwing for 2,718 yards, 14 TDs and 11 interceptions.
Posted: 5/16/2013 1:05pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker said it feels like his left shoulder is back to normal and that he will definitely be cleared for training camp.
Huddle Up: Step one for Locker is proving he's healthy enough to withstand the punishment from NFL defenses. However, as stated, that's only the beginning for third-year QB, who still has much to prove beyond that with 10 TD passes, 11 interceptions and an average of 197.8 passing yards per game in 11 career starts.
Posted: 3/25/2013 2:00pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak hinted that running could become a bigger part of QB Jake Locker's arsenal in 2013. "Jake brings that dimension to the game, but you have to be smart about it," Munchak said. "You want to take advantage of all the skills he does have, though it's hard to survive if you're running it all the time. So it has to be a happy medium, and that's what we'll try to find."
Huddle Up: With the read option all the rage and Locker a more than capable runner, don't be surprised to see the Titans add such a package to their offense. Locker banged up his shoulder last season so as Munchak indicated the team needs to be prudent with the amount of running they ask him to do, but a few extra rushing yards would give Locker's fantasy value a boost.