Tim Hasselbeck indicated earlier this offseason that he believed his brother deserved a big two-year contract. That offer apparently didn’t arrive from the Seahawks before free agency started, but Seattle reportedly did make a generous one-year offer.
Speaking on ESPN 710 AM radio John Clayton doubted the Titans would sign Hasselbeck because of the pricetag.
“[The Titans] are not gonna offer $7 million — which is what Hasselbeck’s been offered [by Seattle] — and then have $14 million tied up in the quarterback position, and then really just have Matt as a transitional guy,” Clayton said. “I think Kerry Collins would be willing to accept $3, 4 or 5 million.”
That’s the first we heard of a $7 million offer for Hasselbeck. If that’s true, we’re not sure he’ll be able to do any better elsewhere.
Still, we’re not sure we totally buy Clayton’s argument as it relates to the Titans. He says the Titans wouldn’t pay quarterbacks $14 million, but they paid $17 million for Collins and Vince Young last year, with Collins as a backup.
No matter what happens, expect the action just before free agency eventually starts to reach a fever pitch.
“The cheating that you’ll hear for the three or four days before free agency starts will make Ohio State lo0k like nothing,” Clayton said.