The Titans have said they will be having a true quarterback battle between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck this offseason and they are staying true to their word and giving reps with the first team evenly to each in OTAs. Mike Munchak has said he feels so good about both that he’s not leaning either way on the matter, but that he’d like to have a quarterback named by the 3rd week of the preseason.
Hasselbeck and Locker are both good quarterbacks. Hasselbeck has seen better days and Locker probably will see better days as he heads into only his 2nd year in the league, but either one could at least replicate the 9-7 season the Titans had last year. The Titans drafted extremely well, made nice moves in free agency, and get a few key players back from injury and should be able to compete for a playoff spot this year.
However, the old saying goes that if you have two quarterbacks, you have none so we’ll have to see what happens. Locker played better last season in limited action, but Hasselbeck is capable as well and they wouldn’t go through as many young quarterback up and downs with him. It’s definitely an interesting situation. The Titans are a team I don’t have a good grasp on right now. They could just as easily go 5-11 as they could go 11-5.