The burning question for the Tennessee Titans is: Who’s going to be under center in 2012? Will it be the wily veteran in Matt Hasselbeck, who is now 36 years old and probably in the twilight of his career but still capable of winning? Or will the Tennessee Titans roll the dice with a young Jake Locker, a kid with a strong arm and a ton of potential? We’ll find out in the first week but with Locker’s upside it will be tough to keep him on the sidelines.
The Tennessee Titans are well stocked in other areas, giving the eventual winner of the quarterback derby plenty of options. The first of these in the modern pass happy NFL is a group of wide receivers that can make things happen. Nate Washington is returning from a 1,000 yards plus season. Kenny Britt needs to stay out of trouble but if he’s recovered from injury will make a dangerous combo with Washington. On top of that the Titans have a fast developing, pass catching Tight End in Jared Cook, and used their 1st Round pick on Kendall Wright, top ranked prospect out of Baylor. But what the Titans reall need is to see their running game return in the form of Chris Johnson, who followed his big time contract reward with a very sub-par season. It’s essential he comes back strong and gives the Tennessee offense some balance.
Tennessee Titans tickets gave fans a winning season but no post-season in 2011. Looking around the division, that could very well be rectified in 2012. The Colts will be operating in rebuild mode under Andrew Luck. Jacksonville is doing the same with their young quarterback. The real challenge is the Houston Texans within the AFC South. It may be asking too much for this Tennessee Titans squad to win it outright but a Wild Card playoff spot is a very good possibility.Eric Drouant