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Several suitors for Matt Hasselbeck’s services

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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.

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34 Responses to “Several suitors for Matt Hasselbeck’s services”
  1. frankgarrett says: Jul 26, 2011 11:35 AM

    Seattle needs to move on

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 11:36 AM

    Tennessee is going to be his best bet if he’s going to have any success at all. Even then, I can’t see him taking any team to the promise land.

  3. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 26, 2011 11:36 AM

    does anyone remember this guy was horrible in the regular season and got benched a few times?

  4. kingmj4891 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:36 AM

    Kolb to Arizona
    Orton to Miami
    Smith stays in San Francisco
    Hasselbeck has no options but to stay in Seattle or go to Tennessee for peanuts.

  5. dcbassguy says: Jul 26, 2011 11:40 AM

    The Titans would be smart to bring him in, even if they have to overpay for a year or 2. I don’t know much about Hass as a person, but he gives the appearance that he’s be a great and willing teacher for locker.

  6. nineroutsider says: Jul 26, 2011 11:41 AM

    I’m good on Hasselbeck, let the Titans pay him big money. I can’t see him having a good season at all outside of Seattle.

  7. pnut87 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:42 AM

    “Seattle needs to move on”
    I would agree with that if Seattle had another viable option at QB, which they don’t. Unless they’re feeling LUCK-y.

  8. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 26, 2011 11:44 AM

    Snyder, put your checkbook away, do NOT do thisssss….

  9. phintasm says: Jul 26, 2011 11:46 AM

    Miami isn’t serious about this guy. They’re using him as leverage to force the Broncos to take less for Orton.

  10. axespray says: Jul 26, 2011 11:51 AM

    Manning, Hassleback, and Schaub in the same division….4 years ago would have been epic.

  11. hobartbaker says: Jul 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    Or, as he is known in Seattle, “Matty Rain”.

  12. azboy45 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:54 AM

    Seahawks needs to stop playing around and pay Mr. Hass his money. He’s still a very good QB. I’m not saying brake the bank on him but just give him some respect.

  13. trbowman says: Jul 26, 2011 11:59 AM

    “I would agree with that if Seattle had another viable option at QB, which they don’t. Unless they’re feeling LUCK-y”

    No chance.

    Barkley makes a lot of sense for Seattle though, but I like Whitehurst & think they have an ok season.

  14. keeponhating says: Jul 26, 2011 12:01 PM

    Nnamdi to the the jets? i think i just threw up in my mouth a little. fat bastard doesn’t deserve a player of Nnamdi’s character. If he wants to act he should stay put, Oakland is not that far from LA.

  15. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 12:04 PM

    Hasselbeck is going to the Titans.

  16. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 26, 2011 12:07 PM

    Bring a vet qb into huge contract into a brand new system with that crap WR corps and a disgruntled superstar RB? Bring it on. 2-0 for the Jags vs. the Titans this year.

  17. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 12:09 PM

    Who’s the QB in Seattle when Hasselbeck leaves – Whitehurst…? lol

    Oh man… what an easy division!

  18. mezter says: Jul 26, 2011 12:16 PM

    I think the best situation for him would be to go to San Francisco. He could have the most success there. He knows the division well, he will do great in Harbaugh’s West Coast Offense. He has a strong chance of beating out Alex, and the Niners are the most talented team in the division minus QB’s. And his wife is from Cali. Tennessee just seems like there is too much drama there and that it wouldn’t be a very smooth transition for him. SF makes more sense.

  19. squabbbler says: Jul 26, 2011 12:17 PM

    My Titans have several ties to the Seahawks and Washington, including the unverified rumor that Hasselbeck spent at least a little time mentoring Jake Locker when he was at U of Wash. Hasselbeck to the Titans makes perfect sense.

    Therefore, the Titans will sign Carson Palmer.

  20. zibikbeer says: Jul 26, 2011 12:17 PM

    @keeponhating

    Good response, wrong article though buddy..

  21. ticewasbetter says: Jul 26, 2011 12:28 PM

    he’d look good in purple…. Probably too pricey. Really wish the Vikings could send a 4th to Atl for Chris Redman who has played under Musgrave the last 3 seasons. Bring in some of those free agent o-line as Any of the three would be greatly welcomed to Minnesota!

    RIP ticewasbetter, I soon move to CoachFrazier4Life

  22. TurdSandwich says: Jul 26, 2011 12:28 PM

    Hass will follow the money no doubt. TN is the best fit, but not necessarily the biggest payday.

  23. nard100 says: Jul 26, 2011 12:41 PM

    You might just as well renew Seattle. After all, you’re in the WORST division in football. You still have the best QB in the division and that is truly sad.

  24. jeff061 says: Jul 26, 2011 12:52 PM

    Oneill is an old Bud of Hasselbecks, truth is only Tenn has real interest. He’s an old injury prone turnover machine

  25. CKL says: Jul 26, 2011 12:56 PM

    I love the guy. He has a great personality, and was mostly underrated as a player his whole career too. I wish him well wherever he goes. From what I read about him and Locker, he’s acting like a vet near the end of his career should act: happy and willing to be a mentor.

  26. tdk24 says: Jul 26, 2011 1:17 PM

    If the 9ers are serious about winning that division this year they need to get a Hasslebeck, Palmer, or an Orton.

  27. tdk24 says: Jul 26, 2011 1:19 PM


    Jul 26, 2011 12:01 PM
    Nnamdi to the the jets? i think i just threw up in my mouth a little. fat bastard doesn’t deserve a player of Nnamdi’s character. If he wants to act he should stay put, Oakland is not that far from LA.

    Yep. About a season away maybe 2.

  28. chipwade says: Jul 26, 2011 1:26 PM

    I don’t think the Seahawks should give up anymore draft picks to pick up a QB, not after the trade for Whiteworst last season. They are so far under the cap that giving Hass, McNabb, Orton, or Young(if the last 3 get cut) a little bit of money wouldn’t be a big deal. I don’t think Kolb is the answer and the Cards will realize this when he gets lit up like every other Cards QB did last year.

  29. schmitty2 says: Jul 26, 2011 1:26 PM

    nard100 says:
    Jul 26, 2011 12:41 PM
    You might just as well renew Seattle. After all, you’re in the WORST division in football. You still have the best QB in the division and that is truly sad

    Better than Bradford? Think again!

  30. drop703 says: Jul 26, 2011 1:49 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says:
    Jul 26, 2011 11:44 AM
    Snyder, put your checkbook away, do NOT do thisssss….

    Skins definitely aren’t signing Hasslebeck…If you haven’t noticed, Bruce Allen is running the show now and there will be no more overspending for washed up players. You’re gonna have to make some new jokes.

  31. ezwriter69 says: Jul 26, 2011 1:54 PM

    Hate to use the F word, but this is much like the Vikes and Favre… an otherwise solid team with a great running back and excellent defense but without a QB, paying big for a one year contract to an old battered veteran to come in and stabilize and lead them. At least Hasselbeck might actually work to help develop the young QB behind him, unlike Brett… seems worth a shot to me.

  32. stampnhawk says: Jul 26, 2011 2:54 PM

    Enough with the mentoring talk. Not Hasslebeck’s leadership style and never has been. They crossed paths in Seattle simply because they are the two city’s QB’s, that’s it.

    Just ask Seneca Wallace about how much Hasslebeck taught him as a rooke and through his first 4 or 5 years as an NFL player, other then to looked shocked when a rainbow pass got picked off. He played all those years as backup in SEA and still looks like a rookie/stunned deer in headlights if a team throws a blitz at him that wasn’t in the playbook.

    Plus, Hasslebeck isn’t going somewhere like TEN to be a 1 year guy; all things being equal, he’d stay in Seattle for a year and save the hassle and stress of moving. Seattle would probably keep him for a year, for continuity sake if nothing else, given this offseason’s shortness and the division still up in the air and he is still serviceable.

    But, at some point Seattle has to cut the cord and move on, so this same wacky offseason could allow that opportunity more than most others, too.

  33. CKL says: Jul 26, 2011 3:35 PM

    Wallace isn’t a mentor now either. Gonna blame that on Hass or where it belongs…on Wallace’s own attitude?

  34. qb19 says: Jul 26, 2011 9:17 PM

    Sounds as if my Titans are going after him. He’s a good QB, but I think the money is better spent on CJ and pick up Bulger for much less than Hasselback. Bulger would get decent time to throw in Tennessee, which he never had in St. Louis.

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