Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) rushes against Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the second half at LP Field. Jacksonville won 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Twitter Talk: Moving On Without Jake Locker

This is the latest news coming from the Titans organization, pertaining to its starting quarterback’s season-ending injury.

Last weekend, Titans fans’ hearts sank as they watched Jake Locker sport a boot on the sidelines after being removed from the game following a big hit. It was confirmed on Monday that Locker had hurt his right foot to the extent that he will now need surgery, ending his 2013 season.

It will be up to backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to lead the charge for the Titans, who are still technically in the playoff race, thanks to the inconsistent Indianapolis Colts (their Thursday night opponent) and other division leaders in the AFC.

So what should fans expect from here on out?

The remainder of the schedule now looks like an uphill battle, especially after the Titans lost to the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars last weekend. The rest of the year is as follows:

  • vs. Colts
  • at Raiders
  • at Colts
  • at Broncos
  • vs. Cardinals
  • at Jaguars
  • vs Texans

Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge for the Titans will be the Denver Broncos at the Mile High Stadium. Overall, it will be hard for the team to move on without Locker, especially after Fitzpatrick didn’t show much promise when he filled in earlier this season.

However, there’s no reason to believe that the Titans can’t sneak into the playoffs. The New York Jets currently hold the wildcard spot if the postseason were to begin today at 5-4, while Tennessee is sitting at 4-5. Numbers don’t lie, but the truth that is Ryan Fitzpatrick could quickly cause everything to come crashing down: 5 fumbles, 4 interceptions and a 76.0 QB rating. Just food for thought heading into Thursday Night Football.

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