Does a new head coach mean a new quarterback for the Tennessee Titans? Perhaps. Now that Mike Munchak was ousted after three seasons, Jake Locker understands that he may have to compete for his starting quarterback role. Locker will spend much of the offseason recovering from a Lisfranc injury that ended his season after Week 10.
Will a new head coach have any interest in entering his first season with a quarterback who hasn’t been able to stay healthy throughout his first two seasons as a starter and the majority of his collegiate football career? During a radio interview with The Wake Up Zone, Locker was asked about competing for the No. 1 quarterback job. He claimed:
“I’m OK with that. As long as I get the opportunity to compete for it, I’ll be thankful for it.”
Locker has made visible progress as a quarterback—when he’s healthy. Last season, the Titans had a 4-3 record during Locker’s starts. They were with 3-6 with Ryan Fitzpatrick, two wins which came in meaningless games at the end of the season.
Keep an eye on this quarterback situation. There’s no doubt that this is the No. 1 decision for any incoming head coach. Will a new coach wants his own guy, stick with Locker, or wait to see how the 2014 NFL Draft pans out? Can anybody trust his durability?