Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws the ball during the 1st half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Jake Locker Beats Out Matt Hasselbeck, Wins Titans QB Job

Jake Locker has beaten out Matt Hasselbeck for the Titans QB job and will start the regular season.

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Jake Locker Wins Titans QB Job: Music City Miracles Reacts

The Tennessee Titans declared that the future is now in Tennessee, by declaring second year quarterback Jake Locker as their starter on Monday.

Locker beat out veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for the starting job.

Needless to say, the decision to start Locker is begin news for the Titans, and exciting for Titans fans. The folks over at Music City Miracles, SB Nation's Titans blog, have been talking about the news throughout the day.

The news certainly excited the fans there this morning, immediately after the news was made public.

Although an official announcement is expected later today from the team, it appears that they have decided the future is now and there is no use in further delaying. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the best thing for the team, and that Locker will take the news and run with it.

Titans owner Bud Adams also offered his comments, expressing his excitement for Locker. The folks at Music City Miracles offered some very good points on Adams' comments.

Some people are trying to turn this into when Bud mandated that Vince Young be the starter, but it is totally different. Remember, Bud had a man crush on Vince. Floyd Reese and Jeff Fisher wanted to pick Matt Leinart, but Bud told them they were picking Young.

That is not the case this time. While Bud might be more excited about seeing what Locker can do, he is not nearly as invested in Locker as he was VY. The coaching staff made this call.

For the latest on all things Titans, be sure to head over to Music City Miracles and join the discussion.


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Titans Owner Confirms: Jake Locker New Starting QB

On Monday, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams confirmed the team's decision to go with Jake Locker at quarterback. General manager Ruston Webster and head coach Mike Munchak spoke with Adams about the decision, and Adams told them he's in complete agreement.

"They knew I was interested in (Locker). They called me to see what I thought and I said, "That’s my man." Everyone is on board with this one, and I left it that way. I didn’t tell them they had to do it, I just told him I thought he was young enough and tall enough and he can run with the ball,’’ Adams said.

Related: Tennessee Titans 53 Man Roster Projection

Adams added that he believes Locker is talented enough to eventually lead the Titans back to the Super Bowl.

For more on the quarterback battle between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck, check out SB Nation Titans blog Music City Miracles.

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Jake Locker Will Be Tennessee Titans Starting QB, According To Report

According to a report from The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt, the Tennessee Titans have decided that Jake Locker will be their starting quarterback when the regular season begins. Locker had been battling with veteran Matt Hasselbeck for the starting job.

Related: Tennessee Titans 53 Man Roster Projection

Locker struggled a bit in the Titans' second preseason game, a 30-7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- he completed four of 11 pass attempts for just 21 yards and threw one interception. In the team's first preseason game, Locker completed seven of 13 passes for 80 yards.

The Titans will return to the field on Aug. 23 to face the Arizona Cardinals.

For more on the quarterback battle between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck, check out SB Nation Titans blog Music City Miracles.

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Titans Starting QB Job Is 'Jake Locker's To Lose,' Per Nashville Media

There's been no official indication that the Tennessee Titans are ready to make a decision at quarterback in the battle between second-year heir apparent Jake Locker and the veteran Matt Hasselbeck, but Nashville Tennessean reporter Jim Wyatt is giving a substantial edge to Locker, saying that the job is his to lose this Friday night against Tampa Bay:

Friday night’s game in Tampa Bay is huge for Locker, who will be making his first NFL start. If he plays well, I think he’s going to end up being the guy for the Titans this fall. If Locker lays an egg, then all bets are off. It would open up a new round of questions for the Titans about their immediate future.

Wyatt goes on to back up his opinion with some revealing stats. Granted, all are from training camp drills and scrimmages, but they certainly support the argument that Locker's time is now:

... a few numbers have been revealing – nine interceptions for Hasselbeck, three for Locker. And that’s not counting the two interceptions Hasselbeck threw in a practice last week with the Falcons.

Perhaps the most telling sign that Locker is poised to become the starter? Wyatt reports that when news that Locker would start the preseason game on Friday hit the team, it was met with exclamations of joy from at least one unnamed teammate.

If Locker does get the job, he'll have no grace period. Tennessee opens with Patriots, and play two top defenses in Detroit and Houston in the first four games.

For more on the quarterback battle between Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck, check out SB Nation Titans blog Music City Miracles.

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Jake Locker To Start Against Buccaneers

Jake Locker will start Tennessee's next preseason game.

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