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Last season’s rankings: Locker- 28th, Fitzpatrick- 24th
It seemed as if Locker was starting to figure it out seven weeks into his third season. He had thrown for 1,256 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. His numbers weren’t spectacular, but he seemed to have more command in the pocket.
Then, he suffered a foot injury in late November that knocked him out for the rest of the season. Former Bills starting quarterback Fitzpatrick—who had played in two other games earlier in the season after Locker suffered hip and knee injuries—relieved Locker and wasn’t bad as a backup option.
Fitzpatrick threw for just under 2,500 yards and tossed 14 touchdowns and 12 picks. He completed 62 percent of his passes, which is tied for the best percentage of his career, but the Titans were 3-6 in his nine starts.
Tennessee’s quarterback situation is mysterious. It’ll be interesting to see whether Ken Whisenhunt decides that he has a quarterback on this roster capable of playing in his offense or whether he opts to look for someone in the draft or free agency.