Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) drops back into the pocket against the New York Jets during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jets 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to start Week 5

Tennessee Titans back up quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was thrown in to action in Week 4 against the New York Jets after starter Jake Locker went down with what appeared to be a serious hip injury. Locker did not move after hitting the ground and the team immediately called for the cart.

While Fitzpatrick is not nearly the quarterback that Locker is, he was able to throw for 108 yards and one touchdown — a majority of those yards came on a 77-yard touchdown throw to Nate Washington.

There is no denying that the team would prefer Locker back in the line up, but there have been no updates on his status other than the report that the team is expecting Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback in Week 5 against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

From Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean:

We can expect to hear more on Locker’s injury in the next 48 hours, but it isn’t looking good for the Titans top signal-caller.

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  • Mechguy

    DAMN ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Jake was just showing everyone he was gonna be a great one,,,, now this happens. Doesn’t bode well for Titans in the short term here with Mr Interception at the helm. We need ya back Jake ,,,, get well soon.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    This is why we need a respectable back-up!

  • Chris Thornton

    If you want to complain about Fitzpatrick…just hope he stays healthy…because it could be worse…and will be if Rusty Smith has to play.