It's going to be very difficult for Jake Locker to take out Matt Hasselbeck for the starting job in training camp.
To use a political analogy, it's like replacing a first-term president. They have to really do something wrong for them to be replaced after one term, and Hasselbeck did everything he was asked to do last season.
Hasselbeck took a team that wasn't expected to compete at all and put them in the thick of a playoff race.
With that being said, Locker is still the future of the franchise. Hasselbeck knew this when he took the job, and it's really only a matter of time before Locker is given the keys to the car for good.
It could very well happen within the first four weeks of the season when you look at the Titans first four games.
Starting the season 0-4 is not out of the realm of possibility, but starting 1-3 is very likely. You have to wonder how much patience Mike Munchak will have with Hasselbeck if the Titans start out slow.
Even if the Titans do survive and split those first four games, the schedule doesn't get much easier after that first onslaught.
If the Titans fall out of the playoff picture early, then Locker will definitely become the starter.
Combine the tough schedule with Hasselbeck's durability, and it just seems that it's Locker's year to take over as the Titans starting quarterback for years to come.