The Tennessee Titans don’t have a lot of holes on their roster. That’s a pretty big statement for a team that can’t seem to get out of the rut they have been in since they were 13-3 what seems like a decade ago.
The Titans have drafted really well over the last couple of years, and with some breakout seasons from key players, I think there’s a chance this team could surprise some people this year.
One key for this team will be continuity, but the biggest thing is, they need a leader to step up both offensively and defensively.
Here are three players I think are set for breakout seasons in 2013, players whose impact could lead the Titans back into the playoffs and in contention for the AFC South.
Third Year — Jake Locker, QB
Injuries have really hindered the career of Locker thus far, a player who was once considered to be the top prospect in college football coming out of Washington a couple of years ago. Locker has a big arm and phenomenal athletic ability, but the Titans are hoping for the sake of their franchise that the worst of his injury issues are in the past.
Locker has the ability to be a dominant player in the NFL, but to this point, we have only seen flashes of it. He played in 11 games in his second NFL season, completing just over 56 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
I think if the Titans are going to take the next step and be a breakout team, first and foremost, they need Jake Locker to step up and break out as a player. 2013 is a huge, huge season for Locker.