Patriots vs. Titans: Know Their Quarterback

Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) signals from the line against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at LP Field.

Taking a look at the Titans' starting quarterback, Jake Locker, in advance of the Patriots week one match-up against Tennessee.

Name: Jake Locker

HT / WT: 6'3", 234 lbs

Experience: 2nd season

2011 Stats: 5 games (0 starts), 34/66, 542 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

Last Week: 9/16, 81 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT in 10-6 win over New Orleans (preseason)

Overview: Just over a year after being selected by the Titans in the first round of the 2011 draft, Locker beat out incumbent starter Matt Hasslebeck for the starting job this preseason, and is now poised to make his first career start against the Patriots. Locker has a strong arm, is very athletic, and has an extremely high upside. On the flipside, Locker is known for occassionally sailing his passes, with less than stellar accuracy. He's looked good in his limited time on the field, but it's really unknown exactly how good he will be at this point.

What They're Saying: Music City Miracles looks at other first round picks making their first career start after not starting their rookie years, and takes a look at how Locker could fare:

Let's get back to setting expectations for Jake Locker. I'm still bullish on his accuracy. As much as I'd love to think he'll post a high completion rate similar to the others, I'd guess his accuracy will hover around 55% and that he'll throw both a TD and an INT. Throw in 200 yards and I think that would be a pretty good first outing for our young quarterback.

Bottom Line: Locker is an inexperiened quarterback, but he's flashed poise when given a chance. The key for the Patriots will be to put pressure on him early and often, not let him get his confidence up, and contain him in the pocket for as often as possible.

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