On Saturday, Mike Munchak said he had plenty of time to make a quarterback decision, and planned to use it.
Then Sunday, he said he wanted to make an announcement today.
With the timeline squared away, Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean reports that the Titans have made their choice, and they’re going with second-year quarterback Jake Locker.
There was a sense in Titans camp that Locker would have had to play his way out of the job, and despite a mighty effort Friday night, he apparently did not.
That means he’ll be under center Thursday against the Bucs, and then again on Sept. 9 against New England.
The move relegates Matt Hasselbeck to the bench, despite a solid season last year. Ultimately, he did his job, buying Locker and the Titans coaches a little time, to get the guy they picked in the first round last year ready.