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Reuter: Time for an NFL lottery?
On the heels of the NBA Draft Lottery, Chad Reuter couldn't help but wonder how a lottery would affect the NFL draft. More ...
"The advice I give to guys over the years is you are not really competing with guys at your position," Hasselbeck recently told The Tennessean. "At this level, you are competing with everyone in the world that they can find to replace you, whether they are here yet or not. I almost learned that lesson the hard way this year, this offseason. That is just reality. Really nothing is changing in my mind and my preparation in the way I approach things.
"Am I competing? Sure, absolutely. I am competing for my job. But that's every year, all the time. But that won't change relationships on the field or how I try and help another guy next to me or anything like that."
Hasselbeck produced about as expected in his first season with the Titans, guiding the team to a 9-7 record. He has two years remaining on the three-year, $20 million deal he signed in 2011, but Locker is a very real threat to wrest away the job.
"You know what? I feel so good about both of them that I'm not necessarily leaning either way on it," Munchak said, referring to his starter. "Either way for me, I'm going to have a very good quarterback playing."
All things being equal, it would make sense for Locker to win the job. He's the future of the franchise, and 36-year-old Hasselbeck might have to significantly outplay him to keep his job.