Tennessee Titans star Brian Schwenke is ready to make the grade as a starting center in the NFL in the 2014 season.
Tennessee Titans’ Brian Schwenke is entering his second year in the NFL.
The center made nine starts as a rookie for the Titans in his first campaign, which was disrupted by the growing pains typical of a rookie. The 23 year-old also suffered a setback in the form of a hamstring injury in training camp when he was competing for the starting center job.
Schwenke is now recovering from ankle surgery, and the Tennessean report that he is currently ahead of schedule.
He eventually earned the starting center job in the middle of the season, beginning eight of the Titans’ last nine games.
He has expressed his anticipation for his second season in Tennessee.
Newly hired head coach Ken Whisenhunt has a proven track record for bringing out the best in his attacking lines, which he demonstrated as the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers when he helped rejuvenate quarterback Philip Rivers’ career.
Schwenke will also benefit from continuity and talent along the line, which will return four starters from last season.
The offensive line will look to improve upon their 2013 production where they allowed 37 sacks, which marked the ninth-lowest in the NFL.