Owner: Manning chase puts QBs in tough situation

TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Now it's time for the Titans to smooth over everything with the quarterbacks on their roster since they have lost out on the Peyton Manning sweepstakes.

With Manning telling Tennessee he's going elsewhere, the Titans need to move forward as previously planned with Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker as their signal-callers.

Adams began the healing process Monday in a statement commending both Hasselbeck and Locker, saying they were in a "tough situation." Adams says he likes the Titans' quarterback situation going forward, adding that Hasselbeck was very good in 2011 with Locker is still expected to be their quarterback of the future.

The Titans have repeatedly said they were comfortable with their QB situation and got into the Manning chase after Adams told his execs he wanted to sign Manning.