Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker expressed gratefulness for the work that offensive coordinator Chris Palmer did with him in his development.
Palmer was fired Monday night by head coach Mike Munchak and replaced with quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.
“I’m thankful for the work and effort that Coach Palmer put in our on our behalf and the opportunities he gave me in my first two years,” Locker told TitanInsider. “I wish him the best going forward.”
Palmer was brought in to tutor Locker and get him ready for the rigors of being a starting NFL quarterback. The Titans drafted Locker in 2011 and let him sit behind Matt Hasselbeck last season before Locker won a training camp battle this season to become the starter.
Locker missed five games due to a shoulder injury, but has played the past two games. Now, he goes forward with Loggains, his position coach, as his new play caller.
“Coach Loggains is a student of the game and brings a lot of energy, so I’m excited to work with him and continue to learn from him,” Locker said.