Ken Whisenhunt Facing Tough Decision at QB With Tennessee Titans

By Andrew Fisher
Ken Whisenhunt
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After a couple weeks worth of speculation, Ken Whisenhunt has a new job. Whisenhunt has reportedly agreed to become the new head coach of the Tennessee Titans, which will mark the second time he’s headed up a coaching staff in his NFL career. Whisenhunt’s name was also linked to the Detroit Lions job, but obviously he was more in favor of what the Titans had to offer.

When it comes to Whisenhunt’s speciality, it’s no doubt offense. He made his mark as the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh, before being hired on to be the head man for the Arizona Cardinals in 2007. Most people will remember that he took the Cardinals all the way to the Super Bowl, before they ironically lost to his former team, the Steelers. But after that Super Bowl run in desert, he went through some tough times. Eventually he was fired, but he did land another OC job with the San Diego Chargers in 2013.

So after just one full season away from being a head coach, Whisenhunt is back at the helm in Tennessee. The biggest question facing him now? Who will play QB for the Titans in 2014? Jake Locker was once deemed as the franchise QB, but after a couple of injury-filled seasons, his future is very much in question. Backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick proved that he should remain in that position with his play in Locker’s absence, so now Whisenhunt will have a big decision to make.

Will the Titans’ new head coach hand pick his own QB in the draft? Or will he give Locker one more chance to prove he’s the man? We’ll have to stay tuned, but one thing is for sure – Whisenhunt’s tenure will end badly in Tennessee if he doesn’t pick the right man to be under center.


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