Jake Locker announced as Titans starter!


The Tennessee Titans reportedly will start quarterback Jake Locker in their Sept. 9 season opener against the New England Patriots.

Reporter Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reported the news via his Twitter account Monday, citing sources.

Titans coach Mike Munchak opened the competition in January between Locker, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Washington, and veteranMatt Hasselbeck, who led Tennessee to an unexpected 9-7 record last season.

Hasselbeck and Locker split work again with the first-team offense Sunday, rotating between drills in the final open practice of training camp for Tennessee.

Locker was just 4-of-11 for 21 yards in his first NFL start Friday night, a 30-7 win at Tampa Bay.

Locker has been impressive to date coming off the bench. He threw for 542 yards and four touchdowns while running for a fifth score in five games as a rookie, and he was 7-of-13 for 80 yards again following Hasselbeck into the game against a mixture of Seattle’s starters and backups in a 27-17 loss last week on the road.

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