The Titans have made plenty of changes this offseason, but it’s become clear that the starting quarterback position is Jake Locker’s job to lose.

The fourth-year pro is taking nothing for granted, however, as he continues to recover from surgery on his right foot.

“You are competing for a job every day, whether you are announced the starter or not. So it doesn’t change how I approach day in and day out, and it won’t change how I go to practice. I am always pretending I am competing for a job because you are pushing yourself that way,” Locker said. “It is nice to know you have the support. … I have tried to do everything the right way since I have been here and work hard to help our team have success, and I am excited about that opportunity to do it again this year.”

Locker was the guest speaker at the 22nd Annual Boy Scouts patron luncheon at Renaissance Nashville Hotel on Tuesday. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt introduced Locker to the crowd of 800 as “our quarterback.”

The coach and the quarterback met face-to-face on Monday for the first time since Whisenhunt replaced Mike Munchak in January. They did talk on the phone in recent weeks, as Locker spent the past two months at his home in Ferndale, Wash.

Locker, heading into his third season as the starter, said he’s gotten some good vibes about Whisenhunt and the offense. He also met with new offensive coordinator Jason Michael on Monday, but because of NFL rules, he won’t receive a playbook until the team’s offseason program begins April 7.