NFL.com’s Michael Lombardi chimed in on 7 rookie quarterbacks, including the Titans’ own Jake Locker:
Locker: Work in progress
The Titans signed veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to play right now while they work on first-round pick Jake Locker’s mechanics, trying to improve his overall accuracy and fundamentals. And based on one game, their work has paid dividends. Locker was more accurate and more precise with his throws in a 14-3 win over the Vikings. It’s not perfect yet, and when the games get faster, it will be interesting to see if he can continue to use his new fundamentals under pressure. When the Titans took Locker, they knew he was a work in progress. So far they are making strides.
He makes sense, it’s the teams plan and what will be the correct move for the long-term health of this team. I can’t argue with him one bit. Not to mention, Hasselbeck looked just fine to me.
At the end of the article, Lombardi mentioned that the Patriots Ryan Mallet looked the best. I heavily agree, but will let him play against the second-string as opposed to the third stringers/camp bodies before we really determine anything.