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Report: Hasselbeck headed to Tennessee

A day after not being extended an offer from hometown team Seattle in free agency, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck found a new home – in Tennessee.

According to a report from Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, the Tennessee Titan have agreed to terms with Hasselbeck to be the starter this season and mentor first-round pick and University of Washington product Jake Locker.

Terms have not been disclosed, but it’s believed to be a multi-year deal. Other teams reportedly interested in Hasselbeck included Arizona, Minnesota and San Francisco. But Tennessee appeared to make sense because of Tennessee front-office personnel executives Mike Reinfeldt, Ruston Webster and Lake Dawson are all familiar with Hasselbeck from their time in Seattle, and they were looking for someone who could serve as a good role model for Locker.

Hasselbeck also went through a similar experience when he came to Seattle, with now good friend Trent Dilfer serving as his mentor back when he first joined the Seahawks.