Matt Hasselbeck was a back-up quarterback on the Packers roster from 1998 to 2000. Packer fans might best remember him from the 2003 playoffs when Hasselbeck’s Seahawks won the overtime coin toss and he proclaimed, “We want the ball and we’re gonna score!”
At the age of 37, Hasselbeck now appears to find himself without an NFL team, as Jim Wyatt from the Tennessean tweeted on Monday:
BREAKING: The #Titans have informed veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck he’s being released, according to sources.
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 18, 2013
Chris Mortensen, from ESPN, tweeted the following teams as potential landing spots for Hasselbeck:
Teams interested in Matt Hasselbeck: AZ, Buff, Chi, Cin, Cleve, Indy, NO, NYG, SF & Tampa,…and list could grow.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 18, 2013
With Ted Thompson and the Packers inaction in the free agency market it isn’t surprising to not see Green Bay on that list. However, after the uninspiring 2012 preseason performance by current back-up Graham Harrell, an experienced veteran on the bench might just be what the Packers are looking for.