The good news for the Titans, there’s nothing resembling hitting anytime soon.
Because Jake Locker can do everything else.
Three months after surgery on his left shoulder, The Titans quarterback said he’s been cleared by doctors for all other activities, as the team begins voluntary workouts.
“I’m feeling great,” Locker said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “I got to see the doctor last week and he said he’s really happy with my progress. He allowed me to do everything but get hit basically, so I am getting back into it and excited about it.”
Locker had multiple dislocations of his non-throwing shoulder last year, and missed five games. He said he “definitely” planned on being on the field with his teammates in June.
“I am making sure that I ease back into a little bit so if I am doing some kind of overcompensating with my right arm I am not going to go out and do something to hurt it and set me back,” Locker said. “I am just being smart with how I kind of get back into it whether I feel good or not.”
He needs to feel well. The Titans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to be his backup and nudge him along, but if the team is going to make any kind of substantial progress, he’s going to have to drive it by playing better.