Matt Hasselbeck was signed to be the Titans’ starting quarterback right now. But Jake Locker was drafted to be the Titans’ starting quarterback eventually.
So it makes sense to give both of them snaps with the starting offense in the preseason.
Titans coach Mike Munchak said he’ll remove Hasselbeck early in every preseason game so that Locker can get some experience working with first-stringers.
“I think the plan is to have him work with the ones each week probably,” Munchak said. “We will probably take Matt out sooner, and leave him in there with the first group.”
Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer says Hasselbeck has been “struggling” to learn the offense, but he sounded impressed with what he’s seen of Locker.
“He’s exactly what we thought he was,” Palmer said of Locker. “He’s a student of the game. He works hard. He wants to get better. You tell him that this needs to be corrected, and he works to correct it.”
The way Palmer is talking about both quarterbacks, it may not be long before Locker replaces Hasselbeck in a regular-season game.