“It’s kind of been assumed that my brother Matthew Hasselbeck would be back in Seattle,” Tim Hasselbeck said on NFL Live Monday. “It is a very real possibility and it would be a bold move to see him as a Tennessee Titan. They obviously don’t want to start a rookie quarterback . . . it is a logical fit for him and I think it would surprise a lot of people.”
Co-host Mike Golic then jokingly asked Tim if he had inside information, with Hasselbeck saying we may know soon enough.
This is the second time that Tim Hasselbeck has helped to do the work of his brother’s agent. His intent in making the statement Monday could be for a variety of reasons. They all come back to raising his brother’s market value and pitting the Titans against the Seahawks in a possible bidding war.
This is the point of the post where we’d usually chide ESPN for allowing such obvious pimpage and conflict of interest, but they have successfully lowered their standards enough that it almost seems harmless. Way to go.