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Matt Hasselbeck's entering the sunset phase of his career.
Matt Hasselbeck is the favorite to start for the Titans on opening day. He started all 16 games last year and put together the best QB season for a Titan since Steve McNair. He could start 16 games again this season, but the quarterback seat is only staying warm for Jake Locker.
Locker's splitting starting reps with Hasselbeck this offseason. When Kendall Wright injured his shoulder diving for a Locker pass, Locker took the blame.
In an interview with The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt after practice, Locker said: “That’s my fault. I always hate to see a guy get injured trying to make a play. He made a great effort at it, and I hope it’s nothing serious.”
A humble starting quarterback is a breath of fresh air after the roller coaster five years with Vince Young.
Matt Hasselbeck's been a great quarterback in the NFL. He's in the top 30 all-time in passing yards, attempts and completions, and that's after sitting behind Brett Favre for his first two seasons in Green Bay. At age 37, Hasselbeck's next injury could be his last. He has been a great bridge to the next franchise quarterback.
Considering all of the offseason moves and changes, Jake Locker is the ultimate winner for the Tennessee Titans.
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