Hasselbeck threw two interceptions (one of which was returned for a touchdown), while Locker played a clean game (7-of-13 passing for 80 yards).
After the game, Titans coach Mike Munchak suggested Locker could start the second preseason game.
“I don’t know if there was a big gap,” Munchak told Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “Obviously Jake doesn’t have the experience Matt has, so I think that gap you can never really close if you are a young quarterback. But I think overall, as the season progressed last year, we thought that Jake was coming on real strong. . . .
“So yeah, he has closed the gap and they are obviously both doing well. We are happy with both of them and at some point we’ll make a decision.”
One of Hasselbeck’s pick deflected off the hands of a receiver, so it’s not all his fault. But Locker looked more comfortable running a two-minute drive, building on the progress he’s made in camp.
“It’s not for me to decide,” Locker said. “It’s up to us to go out and play as well as we can and put our team in the best situation to win games. At the end of the day, I don’t get to make that decision, so I’m probably the wrong guy to ask.”
The guy who is the right guy to ask keeps dropping hints, so it might not be much of a surprise when he makes the switch.