The Titans plan to split reps 50-50 down the middle when they hold a quarterback competition between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker in training camp. Most observers expect Hasselbeck to emerge as the Week One starter, and coach Mike Munchak’s recent acknowledgement that the Titans will factor their early-season schedule into the quarterback derby would seem to support that notion.
“You always look at what’s coming up,” Munchak told John Glennon of the Nashville Tennessean. “You do that when you’re adding players to your roster. And when you’re drafting, you’re thinking about who can help early. … Those are really not the main things, but you have to factor everything in.”
The Titans host the Patriots in Week One, travel to San Diego for Week Two, face the Lions in Week Three, and play the Texans at Reliant Stadium in Week Four.
Munchak does promise to side with the quarterback “that’s going to help us win,” above all else. If Tennessee believes Hasselbeck is the best option to defeat four strong early opponents, then he’s whom the Titans will choose.