Jack Locker helped Tennessee jump off to a 3-1 record before injuring his knee and hip.
Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped in for Locker but hasn’t been able to pick up the slack. The Titans are 0-2 with Fitzpatrick at quarterback and they play the stingy 49ers defense this Sunday.
Locker wasn’t expected to return until after Tennessee’s week 8 bye but things changed when he was cleared to practice this week. He practiced again today and reports say he took majority of the snaps.
Titans head coach Mike Munchak didn’t rule out the possibility of Locker playing this Sunday.
“Ryan is going forward like he is starting and I am sure Jake in his mind is [also],” Munchak said. “Jake wants it. I don’t know that he’ll be 100 percent honest with us, unfortunately. … He knows how important he is to team. But he understands what we have to do and he’ll go by ultimately what we decide is best, even though he may not agree with us, because there’s a lot of football to go this year. We want to make sure we are doing the right thing.”
The final decision will come down to Munchak’s comfort level with Locker’s health. If he feels Locker is truly ready to go, he will start.