Less than 24 hours after the Seattle Times reported Matt Hasselbeck would not be re-signing with the Seahawks, the veteran quarterback became the first big name free agent signal-caller to find a new home.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early Wednesday morning that the 35-year-old — who had been Seattle’s starter since 2001 — has agreed to sign a multi-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.
Filed to ESPN: Titans reached agreement with quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck on a multi-year deal.
Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to a stunning upset of the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2010 playoffs. He is expected to be replaced in the Emerald City by Minnesota Vikings castoff Tarvaris Jackson who reportedly has agreed to a deal with the Seahawks.
Hasselbeck started 14 games in 2010, barely cracking 3,000 yards and throwing just 12 touchdowns to go along with 17 interceptions. Excluding the 2008 season — in which he started only seven games due to injury — 2010 was Hasselbeck’s worst statistical season with Seattle since his first in 2001.