Titans won't rule out Locker as QB in 2012

Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says the Titans will have at least some semblance of a quarterback competition, even with Matt Hasselbeck coming off a solid season.

Munchak said the Titans will at least give Jake Locker a look once OTAs arrive in June to see how much he has progressed with an off-season of work.

“It wouldn’t be fair to not tell Jake Locker that he had an opportunity to play next year, and that he was going to sit for another season,” Munchak said via TitanInsider.com. “I don’t think that Matt would want to hear that either. I think Matt would want to know he is the best player to play right now for the team whether it be next year.
“I think they are both competitive in that way. I think it will be obvious when the time comes just like it was this past year that Matt was the guy that was most ready to help us win. I think it will be the same decision that we will make next year that it will be an obvious decision to us who should start."

Hasselbeck will be 37 next season but hit on 319 of 518 passes for 3,571 yards and 18 touchdown passes, his best year statistically since 2007. Locker did well in spot duty, hitting 34 of 66 passes for 542 yards with four TDs and no interceptions.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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