Titans coaches huddled late Wednesday to decide on a starting quarterback for their preseason opener Saturday night against Seattle. While the scribes in Tennessee tentatively believe Matt Hasselbeck will get the nod, that may have more to do with the fact that Hasselbeck is the incumbent starter as opposed to his practice performance when compared with Jake Locker’s.
According to John Glennon of the Nashville Tennessean, Hasselbeck has thrown eight interceptions in training-camp team drills, while Locker has thrown just two. In Wednesday’s Titans practice, Hasselbeck completed 6-of-11 throws and was picked off twice. Locker went 8-for-12 without a turnover.
Locker has had his ups and downs so far in camp, but he’s picked it up again recently and remains squarely in the mix to start in Week One.
If the Titans intend to field the most talented lineup possible on opening day, they will give strong-armed, athletic Locker the nod over a fading, (nearly) 37-year-old Hasselbeck.