Hasselbeck waits on contract resolution

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    Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck wants to return to the Titans next season, and he said dialogue about a restructured contract continues between his agent and the team.

    But the 37-year-old, 14-year veteran is realistic enough to know there’s a chance it might not work out, and that he could be cut.

    “Well, yeah, if we can’t come to an agreement, I guess that’s what they’d have to do. That’s just how it goes,” Hasselbeck said on Thursday. “Right now I’m working out hard, getting prepared and ready, trying to have the best year I can. Again, I’m really hopeful that it’s here, but I understand that some things are more out of your control.”

    Hasselbeck, entering the third and final year of his contract, is scheduled to make $5.5 million in base salary. Including bonus money, he would count $7.5 million against the salary cap.

    With Jake Locker now the starter, Hasselbeck will have to take a pay cut.

    “I believe in what we’re doing. I believe in (general manager) Ruston Webster and (coach) Mike Munchak. I believe I believe in my teammates like Jake,” Hasselbeck said. “But … anything can happen. Surprises come. We’ll see. I don’t know. Some of it is out of my hands and some of it is in my hands.”

    Hasselbeck played in eight games last season with five starts in place of the injured Locker. The veteran was 138-of-221 passing (62.4 percent) for 1,367 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions. His passer rating was 81.0.

    “I’m really wanting to be part of something special, part of something good, something I can be proud of and things like that will far outweigh salary or whatever,” Hasselbeck said. “My feelings for wanting to stay haven’t changed. My feelings for how easy it’s been for how easy it’s been for us to plug into this community in Nashville haven’t changed.”

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  2. mike75

    mike75 Starter Tip Jar Donor

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    He is a solid backup i do hope things work out and he is on the team this season.
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    They'll get it ironed out. Hass is a good dude and very important to this team on and off the field.
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  4. Ghost

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    We have to have him back, he filled that empty roster spot after Vanden Bosh left. I can't think of anyone else on the team playing the role of Penis With Ears Guy.
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  5. cdubbs2121

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    LOL! hasselbeck hasn't done ****. Get this old Q-tip out of here.
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    How anyone could have any hostility towards this guy I don't know.

    If he was our starting QB I could understand wanting better, but he's as good as a back-up can be.

    There's only 2 teams with a better back-up QB situation, Seattle, and maybe Pittsburgh.
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  7. jamstapes

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    No kidding.He's been one of the only class acts on a team that seems to be filled with degenerates.Not only that ,buts he is mentoring Locker in the same way.
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  8. cdubbs2121

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    lol no hostility. But the Q-tip has done his job and its time to throw that dirty thing in the trash where it belongs. I'm sure he's a great human being but its time for RUSSSSSSTY!
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    Rusty? Oh God

    Rusty is still 3-4 years away from being a viable option.
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  10. steverife

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    Rusty is 3-4 years away from managing a fish restaurant.
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