NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Locker will get his first start of the preseason on Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Coach Mike Munchak made the announcement after Monday’s practice that the 2011 first-round pick would start after Matt Hasselbeck started Saturday night’s 27-17 loss in Seattle.
The plan calls for both quarterbacks to play longer than they did in the opener, with Locker going about 20 to 25 plays with the offense.
Locker played only one series off the bench with the first team against the Seahawks.
Starting wide receiver Nate Washington said the players have gotten used to both quarterbacks in camp, so the switch to Locker won’t be a big deal.