Ranking Tennessee Titans top 3 quarterbacks of the decade
By John Lowell
3. Matt Hasselbeck
In 2011, QB Matt Hasselbeck started 16 games and guided the Titans to a 9-7 record — just shy of a playoff berth. Under offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, the former Seattle Seahawk threw for 3,571 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions.
If you’re wondering how Hasselbeck could make this list, his statistics were not what got him here. You’re right, on paper, his performance is not the most exhilarating. But in football, health and wins matter, and Hasselbeck had the team in the “thick of it” in December.
Playing for their lives in Week 17, the Titans defeated the Houston Texans (sound familiar?) but fell victim to a tie-breaker with the Cincinnati Bengals. It was the first year under head coach Mike Munchak for the team, and Hasselbeck was brought in to mentor QB of the future, Jake Locker. That didn’t pan out, so Hasselbeck slots in at No. 3.