Can Locker Do Enough to Be the Opening Day Starter at QB for the Titans?

The Titans made a pretty bold move when they drafted 22-year-old quarterback Jake Locker out of Washington with the eighth pick overall at the recent NFL draft. They may make an even bolder one by starting him on opening day of the 2011 season. Locker’s the Titans’ highest draft choice since quarterback Vince Young was taken third overall back in 2006. Young’s days look to be over in Tennessee though as the club plans on releasing or trading him.

It appears the Titans think a lot of Locker as they bypassed every other quarterback available in the draft, including Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert. Coach Mike Munchak is definitely impressed with his new player’s potential, skills, and determination.

“I think he has something special in that he’ll bring out the best in other players,” Munchak said. “I think they’ll play hard for him and he’s one of those guys who will find a way to win for us.”

Rushton Webster, the club’s VP, added that Locker was picked because of his talent, smarts, toughness, and leadership.

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