Heading To Tennessee?
According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle via Twitter, Matt Hasselbeck will not re-sign with NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks:
Filed to The Seattle Times: Matt Hasselbeck will not re-sign with the Seattle #Seahawks.
With the news about Hasselbeck breaking in, O’Neil also has learned that the Seahawks have another QB potentially coming in to replace Hasselbeck and compete with Charlie Whitehurst for the starting gig:
It appears the Seahawks have acquired another quarterback, negating the offer for Hasselbeck to re-sign.
Money is on that quarterback being the Minnesota Vikings’ Tarvaris Jackson.
Lastly, it looks like Hasselbeck is a perfect match in Tennessee, due to the personnel of the Titans having ties to Seattle:
“Virtually everyone in that front office has a Seattle connection,” a GM told CBS’ Clark Judge. “They’re hoping Hasselbeck can start one year, and Locker can get a season of learning under his cap.”
Executive VP and GM Mike Reinfeldt was with the Seahawks from 1999-2006, while Ruston Webster – the team’s vice president of player personnel – spent four seasons with the Seahawks before leaving to join the Titans.
The interest the Titans possess for Hasselbeck makes sense, as does a move to bring in a veteran QB to show rookie tosser Jake Locker the ropes early on. The role of mentoring Locker would be ideal for Matt.