“I haven’t studied him as much as I need to,” Whisenhunt said via MMQB.com. “I have seen good, and I have seen bad. No question he has ability, and I have heard good things about him. The question is, can he harness the ability, and can he be consistent?”
It’s still earlier in the process, and Whisenhunt did just accept the position not too long ago, but there is at least some question as to whether or not the team could look to draft another quarterback to pair with Locker next season.
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.
It worth noting that Whisenhunt’s most successful seasons have come with a traditional pocket-passers like Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers. That’s not suggest that he’s incapable of working with a mobile quarterback, but it could his preference with all things being equal.
The Titans will need to decide whether or not to pick up Locker’s 2015 option worth $13 million this offseason. All indications are that they will pass on picking up the option and allow Locker to play out the final year of his rookie contract that will pay him $2.09 million for the 2014 season.