Jake Locker’s Season-Ending Ankle Injury Puts Titans In Unique Position
For the Tennessee Titans; Week 10 of the NFL regular season was the team’s worst nightmare. Not only did the Titans lose to the previously win-less Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee also lost its starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Jake Locker left the first quarter of the Titans’ game with an apparent hurt ankle, and reports say that Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury, which would keep him out of action for at least six weeks.
Unfortunately, Titans fans have grown accustomed to seeing Locker in street clothes holding a clipboard. After make zero starts in his first year, Locker missed five games in 2012 and will finish the 2013 campaign with just seven games played. That’s not the production you want you want from a supposed “franchise quarterback.”
Locker’s inability to stay healthy creates yet another quarterback controversy in Tennessee. A free agent after the 2014 season; Locker could easily be replaced this offseason via the 2014 NFL Draft. Until that time, the 4-5 Titans will turn to veteran signal-caller Ryan Fitzpatrick, who tossed two touchdowns in relief on Sunday and didn’t turn the ball over once.
At the end of the day; Locker shouldn’t get too comfortable in the Music City as his constant health issues should all but put an end to his frustrating tenure as a Titan.
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