The Tennessee Titans have missed the playoffs five straight seasons, finishing with a winning record just once in that span.
After releasing Chris Johnson and losing Pro Bowl corner Alterraun Verner in free agency, the team lost its only familiar face in the eyes of the media and its best player.
Despite those two departures, the Titans should be a team on the rise. Much of their success will rest on the shoulders of Jake Locker, who has missed 14 games over the last two years due to injury.
With a healthy season and tutoring under Ken Whisenhunt, this will be Locker's last opportunity to prove himself with the Titans.
While improvement at quarterback may rely mostly on health, there are plenty of upgrades all over the Titans roster. Let's take a look.