Nov.11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Tennessee won 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Hasselbeck Released by Titans


Matt Hasselbeck has been released by the Tennessee Titans according to The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt. The two parties apparently couldn’t come to terms on numbers. Hasselbeck was scheduled to make $5.5 million in 2013 as a backup to starting QB Jake Locker.

It’ll be interesting to see who the Titans find to back up Locker. Rusty Smith should by no means be looked at as a 2nd string QB. Last year Locker missed five games due to injuries. He’s also coming off a shoulder surgery he had after the season ended and is expected to be healthy and ready to go for the 2013 season.

One also has to wonder if this is the end of Hasselbeck’s NFL career. As a 37, soon to be (September) 38 year old QB, he doesn’t present much worth to many NFL teams. His arm strength isn’t getting any better and there’s just not many teams looking for a vet who’s on his last legs.

Here’s Titans GM Ruston Webster’s statement on their release of Hasselbeck, courtesy of the Titans Twitter account:

 

 

Looks like our very own Josh Gunnels was on to something this morning with his post about the Titans possibly cutting ties with Hasselbeck.

Well, add QB to the list of Titans needs.

 

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  • Modesto Koczwara

    I saw this happening a mile away! Add 5.5 million more to the cap – this should help us bring in one/two extra players! Hopefully, Jake Locker will not be injured! In Fact, with that money I would even give somebody like Vince Young a chance!

    EDIT: Ryan Fitzpatrick is a good option also!

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      I really thought they’d figure things out and get the numbers right. Be interesting to see who they bring in as the #2

      • Modesto Koczwara

        I knew he was going to get released next season, but never thought it would be so soon! Jake Locker is not even that good [b]yet[/b] (bold for emphasis, even though the bold tags won’t work here.) Funny seeing The Colts did the same thing The Titans did in Matt is going to mentor Andrew Luck now. The Colts got a great guy! We all know Matt is not in it for the money now, if he ever was!

  • James Hayes

    Tyler bray would be a very nice pick in the draft if he fell far enough dude man has put on some healthy weight finally and he has matured alot it looks like if you watch his recent interviews . I say we grab James Harrison dude is a monster he would def bring us some respect on defense and lay some punishing hits

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      It’d be interesting to see the Titans grab Bray. I wouldn’t mind it, but they’d be putting a lot on Locker staying healthy/Bray panning out.

      • James Hayes

        I agree but let’s be honest drafting bray is better then grabbing any of these free agent QBs on the market I’d say vince young with a 2nd chance but he is nothing more then cancer in a locker room and just as long as bray doesn’t throw anymore beer bottles at cars and get arrested again he will be a franchise quarterback and def give locker some competition DAY1

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          I don’t know. I’ve heard some questionable things about him. There’s a reason why he’s not high on many draft boards.

          • James Hayes

            Yea well that doesn’t mean anything I mean look at all the UNDRAFTED superstars I.e. Arian Foster 32 scouts should of been fired his draft year I swear put me as a scout ill show you what a draft board should look like I mean I am fantasy football champ of my highly competitive league 5 years running

          • James Hayes

            ;)

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            Ha ha ha. List all the undrafted superstars.

          • James Hayes

            LONDON FLETCHER (reason we don’t have a ring ) JASON PETERS BART SCOTT ADAM VINITIERI JEFF SATURDAY JEFF GARCIA WES WELKER JAMES HARRISON. PRIEST HOLMES. ANTONIO GATES KURT WARNER (the other reason we dont have a ring ) WARREN MOON ARIAN FOSTER & TONY TURNOVER ROMO all considered to be nfl superstars all UNDRAFTED oh wait did I for get our own Nate Washington who I consider to be the best player on our team last year you had stellar superstar like plays that saved our A$$ (don’t worry Nate I got your back even if I’m the only one great season brotha hope to see u in the blue on blue til the end of your career )

        • James Hayes

          But if we take fitz that would be a solid grab I’m not even gonna lie

    • josh gunnels

      Please don’t say Bray to the Titans. Please….

      • James Hayes

        Haha bray and EJ from FSU will be the best QBS out of this draft class

        • josh gunnels

          I could go with the EJ Manuel. great potential.

          • James Hayes

            I would love that but we gotta grab WARmack or cooper with our first pick

          • josh gunnels

            i would love that as well, but don’t see munchak pulling the trigger. i’m expecting to see the titans take which ever DE is still there @ 10. hope i’m wrong though

  • http://www.facebook.com/bennie.guardado Bennie Guardado

    Yay! We have our Benard Pollard money now!

  • Wside#44Grooms

    They have to sign Pollard. Man is an absolute head hunter, and brings an attitude and killer instinct that the Titans havent had in years. I’ll take the flags that come with a guy like him, he brings more important stuff to the locker room than a stat sheet shows. And it spreads, especially on defense guys like him make guys around him want to earn a reputation like he has. People that think Pollard is a scrub simply do not watch football, or dont understand it.