Sometimes it’s nice just to be wanted. Just ask Matt Hasselbeck.
After 10 seasons as the starter in Seattle, Hasselbeck joined the Titans as a free agent during the offseason to serve as the bridge at quarterback to first-round pick Jake Locker. Hasselbeck says his logic was pretty simple.
“People ask, ‘Why Tennessee?’ Well, I didn’t have a ton of options,” Hasselbeck This is really the team that came after me, the team that wanted me. If felt good to be wanted. It’s a good fit. What I feel like I can bring to a team is what I feel like they’re looking for here. … I think it’s a great opportunity in this division to do something special.”
In hindsight, it might be the best decision Hasselbeck didn’t have to make. With Peyton Manning currently out of the picture in Indianapolis and rookie Blaine Gabbert getting the call in Jacksonville, the Titans could be in the mix in the AFC South when all is said and done.