It’s his first year as the starter in Tennessee, and it’s also his first year as a team captain.
Jake Locker is one of the five men who will wear the “C” this season for the Titans.
The other four captains will be veteran offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson, cornerback Jason McCourty, linebacker Colin McCarthy, and special-teamer Tim Shaw. They were voted to the positions by their peers.
“I think it’s a great honor,” coach Mike Munchak said, via ClarksvilleOnline.com. “It shouldn’t matter how much money you make or how many years you’ve been in the league or what you’ve accomplished. It’s more about what you mean to that team, and if we’re having struggles or we need someone to turn to, who’s that guy that you trust the most on the roster and who would you want to be there for you if need be?
“We don’t need a bunch of guys standing up and giving team talks or having private meetings. I think it’s more about lead by example, lead on game day, say that one liner that needs to be said in the huddle or on the sideline, so I think they should be proud of the fact they were picked by these guys because I think there’s a lot of choices on this team, which I knew would make it hard, but they should be excited.”
Locker is one of 11 starting quarterbacks who have one year or less of NFL experience. He’ll get a baptism by fire from Pats coach Bill Belichick on Sunday.