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Report: Titans Not Picking Up QB Jake Locker’s Fifth-Year Option

 

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, citing sources familiar with the situation, reports that the Titans will not pick up QB Jake Locker‘s fifth-year option.

Locker’s 2015 option would have run the Titans over $13 million, and recent reports indicated that the team had no plans exercise his option.

Locker, 25, is recovering from a Lisfranc injury and has yet to receive a firm confirmation that he is Whisenhunt’s quarterback. He has dealt with some consistency issues dating back to his time at the University of Washington, so he’ll really need to make major strides this season.

  • The Titans will owe Locker $2.09 million for the 2014 season.

Tennessee could come away from the draft with a quarterback prospect to develop in the coming years.

Last year, Locker appeared in just seven games for the Titans and completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 1,256 eight touchdowns and four interceptions. He also contributed 155 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.