In an interview with The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt last week, Whisenhunt suggested that Locker will get the opportunity to prove he can be a franchise quarterback.
"I am excited about finding out what he can do with our offense and trying to make things that he does well, have success with that," Whisenhunt said. "You want to try and tailor what we do to fit what his strengths are. ... I have liked what I've seen from Jake."
Whisenhunt and the front office have intimated concerns about Locker's ability to stay healthy for 16 games.
Here's what else we learned from Whiz's interview with The Tennessean:
» NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported back in December that Chris Johnson is "almost certainly" gone if he doesn't take a pay cut. Johnson made it clear shortly thereafter that he has no intention of doing so. Since there is no March bonus payment due, Whisenhunt is content to delay the decision until later in the offseason. Our own Dan Hanzus has given Johnson a 95 percent chance of getting cut by the Titans.