Matt Hasselbeck didn't waste time in finding a new home.
Hours after he was cut loose by the Tennessee Titans for financial reasons, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Hasselbeck is close to agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, according to a source close to the player.
"I think that would be a great move to have a vet to backup Andrew [Luck] and just teach him some of the fundamentals of the game," Hilton said. "To have a guy like that would mean a lot to our team."
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on Monday that the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers also showed interest in Hasselbeck.
The willingness to join the Colts is a clear sign Hasselbeck is prepared to settle into the "savvy veteran backup" stage of his career. Hasselbeck turns 38 in September.
UPDATE: The Colts announced Hasselbeck's signing on Tuesday morning. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the contract is worth $8 million over two years, and Hasselbeck will earn $5 million during the first year of the contract.
A huge thank you to everyone in Tennessee. The experiences and friendships we made in Nashville far exceeded anything we could've imagined.â Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) March 19, 2013
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