Jake Locker is entering just his second season in the NFL and his first season as the team’s starting quarterback. Locker has impressed his teammates and coaching staff so much that not only was he name the team’s starter but he was also designated as one of the team’s five captains that will wear the “C” on their jersey.
Locker jons offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson, cornerback Jason McCourty, linebacker Colin McCarthy and special teams ace Tim Shaw as the team’s captains.
“I think it’s a great honor,” Titans head coach Mike Munchak said. “It shouldn’t matter how much money you make or how many years you’ve been in the league or what you’ve accomplished. It’s more about what you mean to that team, and if we’re having struggles or we need someone to turn to, who’s that guy that you trust the most on the roster and who would you want to be there for you if need be?
“We don’t need a bunch of guys standing up and giving team talks or having private meetings. I think it’s more about lead by example, lead on game day, say that one liner that needs to be said in the huddle or on the sideline, so I think they should be proud of the fact they were picked by these guys because I think there’s a lot of choices on this team, which I knew would make it hard, but they should be excited.”
Locker’s first start of the season will be coming against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Belichick is known to confuse young quarterbacks so Locker will face a stiff test. The Patriots defense is weak in the secondary so Locker could find some success in the passing game if he can figure out the Pats blitzes.