Free agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck apparently has multiple teams interested in offering him a contract.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that the Seahawks are interested in keeping Hasselbeck, but several teams will be in competition for his services. Those include Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Miami.
Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that the Titans are prepared to make a huge contract offer to Hasselbeck.
We’re not sure what numbers would constitute “huge,” but it’s hard to see why the Titans would want to pay “huge” money to Hasselbeck. Presumably they view Hasselbeck as a one-year starter while first-round draft pick Jake Locker develops, and it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to pay Hasselbeck huge money to play one year.
It would also be interesting to know how Chris Johnson would react to a huge contract for Hasselbeck, considering that Johnson isn’t expected to show up to training camp unless he gets a huge contract of his own.
So huge money from the Titans to Hasselbeck wouldn’t seem to be a great idea. But Hasselbeck apparently has enough teams after him that some team may feel the need to make a high bid for a 35-year-old who hasn’t had a big season since 2007.