HC Mike Munchak announced this afternoon that Locker will open the season as the Titans starting QB. Munchak said Locker's time is now and he earned the job with his ability to move team and score points. Reported by FootballDiehards.com
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Locker, the No. 8 overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, has been competing throughout this offseason with veteran Matt Hasselbeck, who had led the Titans to a 9-7 record in his first season in Nashville, Tenn., after spending the previous 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. In less than 100 plays in five games off the bench as a rookie, Locker completed 34 of 66 pass attempts for 542 yards with four touchdowns with eight carries for 56 yards and a touchdown. Both quarterbacks have had shaky performances this preseason. Through two games, Locker has completed 11 of 24 pass attempts for 101 yards, while Hasselbeck is 9 of 14 for 74 yards with a pair of interceptions. Worth noting, Hasselbeck told reporters that everyone including him has confidence in Locker. We do, too. He could be a sneaky late-round value.