There is plenty of evidence the Colts are major players for quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who was released by the Titans on Monday. Several more reports surfaced Monday night suggesting a pact between quarterback and team was a distinct possibility.
Here’s the rundown:
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter said a deal was expected Tuesday.
- Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said an agreement was “close” and would be for two years.
- Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported this: “Hasselbeck to Indy not a done deal. Yet.”
- CBS’ Jason La Canfora indicated that the Colts were the clear favorites to close the deal among multiple suitors for the veteran quarterback.
Finally, we have this tweet from Colts owner Jim Irsay:
Shifting gears….insurance policies are VERY valuable…makes your pillow softer at night……
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) March 19, 2013
Earlier Monday, USA Today‘s Mike Garofolo and the Nashville Tennessean‘s Jim Wyatt reported the mutual interest between Hasselbeck and Indianapolis.
And the buzz is only getting louder.
UPDATE 11:51 p.m. ET: Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star also reports that a pact is likely and says a two-year, $8 million contract is expected Tuesday “barring a major last-minute snafu.”