Titans head coach Mike Munchak indicated after practice Wednesday that Titans quarterback Jake Locker must maintain the same level of play he has all throughout camp to secure the team’s starting quarterback job.
“I think Jake Locker just has to do what he has been doing out here,” Munchak answered via Titansonline.com after a question on what it would take for Locker to start this season. “He needs to do what he did last week.”
Prior to Wednesday, most reports had Locker in line to beat out Matt Hasselbeck for the Titans starting job. It appears Munchak is leaning towards Locker as the teams signal caller. Barring an injury or a complete drop off in Locker’s performance leading up the start of the regular season, look for him to be under center week one for the Titans.
“At this point, I believe the starting job is now Locker’s to lose.” writes Wyatt. “I think he’s going to end up being the guy for the Titans this fall.”
Locker has impressed those around him with his poise, and his command of the huddle. That’s not say that he hasn’t had some struggles in recent week, but clearly he possesses a much higher upside than that of Matt Hasselbeck. Locker gets the start on Friday against the Buccaneers.