Tennessee Titans Training Camp Battles: Jake Locker vs. Matt Hasselbeck

Robert Quinn@@RQuinn619Correspondent IMay 9, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18:  Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Coming out of Washington, quarterback Jake Locker was highly touted as a signal-caller who could be a franchise's star quarterback for years to come. The Tennessee Titans selected him with the No. 8 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but opted to sit him in favor of veteran Matt Hasselbeck.

However, Locker played in five games last year, passing for 542 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions, and now there is a quarterback controversy brewing.

Do the Titans go with 37-year-old Hasselbeck, who is a proven veteran and leader? Or do they go with the youngster they drafted to be the quarterback of the future? 

According to The Tennessean, head coach Mike Munchak disclosed that there will be an open competition between the two in training camp, stating,

So how do you make two guys happy that are that competitive? That is a tough part and neither one of those guys want the job handed to them, they want to compete for it... We’ll try and do the best we can and in May, June and in training camp, we’ll put them in a situation where they are competing and hopefully it will be obvious who should be the best guy to lead the team because you don’t want the quarterback question to be going on every week. "Who’s the guy? Who’s the guy?"