Tennessee Titans Give Jake Locker the Go-Ahead to Start the Season

August 17, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-US PRESSWIRE

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, sources familiar with the Tennessee Titans situation have said Jake Locker has been given the reins.

That’s right. It’s Locker time.

A official announcement is expected later today. The Titans were expected to name the starter for their next game today, not the season. But, who’s complaining?

Locker had a good first preseason game followed by a more forgettable one last week. Some were quick to say that Locker wasn’t ready after that second showing, but apparently the coaches believe otherwise.

In limited playing time last season, Locker shined. He came in late in games against tough teams such as the New Orleans Saints and led impressive comebacks. The Titans nearly won those games thanks to Jake Locker’s effort.

This is the moment Titans fans have been waiting for since they took him with the 8th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Hasselbeck did his job well and has been a great mentor for Locker and will continue to do so.

Locker will be tested early on as the Titans first four games in order are as follows: Patriots, Chargers, Lions, and Texans.

Hopefully he’s the QB we all think he is. He has a lot of the same traits that Titans’ McNair had during his time here. We all remember the Super Bowl he took the Titans to. It’ll be exciting to watch Locker play with the same style, integrity, honesty, and grit that McNair did.

Here’s to a new era of Titans football.

Good luck, Jake Locker. We’re excited to see what you’ve got.

 

You can find me on Twitter @JustinLStewart

Topics: AFC South, Jake Locker, NFL, Tennessee Titans, Titan Sized

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  • Chris

    Cant believe it finally happened! With Locker as the nucleus of this offense, The Titans will finally have an elite NFL Offense again! GO LOCKER! GO TITANS!

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Yeah, it was a shocker to wake up to. Excited to see what he can do running this offense! Hopefully Britt gets his head on straight. With him in the mix with the rest of the receivers, Locker could be unstoppable.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    At least, it is Locker time currently.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Yep. I think he’ll do just fine. There’s a lot to like about this kid. He’s had one bad game. They all have bad games. Can’t be Superman 24/7.

  • Shawn Eagle

    Can’t argue with the coaches, they feel he’s ready so he is. I do understand the excitement but I think he will take some time to really look comfortable.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Agreed. It’ll be interesting to see him start against the Patriots. Looks like he may actually have Britt handy…. weird.

  • http://twitter.com/CM_titansized Chase Maher

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! The New Era Has Begun

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