Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson said there is no doubt in his mind that rookie QB Jake Locker will be the starter from Day 1, citing his draft status as evidence. That wasn't the case with Young, who was taken third overall in 2006 and weaned into action as a rookie.
Of course, everything depends on how quickly Locker learns. When it came other successful rookie quarterbacks, we spent all offseason hearing that they wouldn't get a shot to start until they were ready. At the same time, everyone close to the action -- especially coaches and players -- knew the rookies were going to open the season under center.
Titans players said Locker has some command of the offense. He set players in the correct spots at the line of scrimmage and expressed a command of the huddle that caught players' attention. Cornerback Cortland Finnegan already coined him the "Face of The Franchise."
While it's a good quote from Chris Johnson, the Titans have said they have every intention of bringing in a veteran QB to start in 2011.