Heading into the most critical season of his young NFL career, Titans QB Jake Locker finds himself with both more freedom and more responsibility than ever before.
The increased freedom comes in the form of coach Ken Whisenhunt’s new system, which allows the Titans quarterback unprecedented ability to make changes in pass protection — and to a lesser extent plays — when he steps to the line of scrimmage.
The increased responsibility? He better be right when he makes those changes.
“I feel really comfortable and I really feel like I understand what we’re doing offensively and I have ownership of it,” Locker said. “So I thank (this coaching staff) for challenging me early. At this point, I really feel like I understand what’s going on in this offense better than I have in the past.”
Locker isn't getting a lot of love on draft day, but could potentially be a low-end QB2 or a committee QB. He was beginning to gain some momentum as a fantasy starter last year but then got hurt.