Locker will be back in the starting lineup for the Tennessee Titans when they take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
After sitting out for two games, team trainers have cleared Jake Locker to return to the field instead of backup Ryan Fitzpatrick. The sprained hip and knee that he suffered in a win over the New York Jets was rumored to take longer than just a pair of games, however his quick return will certainly be welcome for a 3-3 team that has failed to win a game without Jake Locker in the starting lineup.
He initially was not expected to be back on the field until November 3 against St. Louis. When the injury occurred, an ambulance took Jake Locker from the field to the hospital.
After he began practicing once again, head coach Mike Munchak “We really want to get a feel for what (Locker) feels he can do well and what his limitations may or may not be. I thought on the field he handled himself really well.”
Jake Locker took a majority of the starter’s reps in practice Friday, and was named the starter on Saturday according to NFL.com.
In four games this season, Locker looked to have taken huge leaps forward. Completing over 62 percent of his passes, Locker had 721 yards passing with six touchdowns. Most impressively he did not turn the ball over once.
San Francisco is a tough match up to face, however if Locker protects the ball like he has all season there is always a chance at the upset. The 49ers will be travelling across the country, which is never an easy task.
A healthy Jake Locker gives the Titans a chance at the upset of the week.
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The Guardian Express