The 49ers are among several teams interested in signing quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who was released by the Titans earlier today.
Besides San Francisco, the teams looking at Hasselbeck are the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Colts, Saints, Giants, and Buccaneers (via ESPN’s Chris Mortensen).
Interestingly enough, the 49ers tried to sign Hasselbeck in 2011 to join Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. The decision came down to the 49ers and Titans, and he chose Tennessee.
The 49ers are currently on the lookout for a backup quarterback after trading away Smith to Kansas City, and the 37-year old Hasselbeck would be a perfect fit.
He has spent the bulk of his 14-year NFL career with the Seahawks, where he played in three Pro Bowls, was named to the All-Pro team in 2005, and played in the Super Bowl that same year.
Hasselbeck ranks fourth among active QB’s in passing yards, and fifth in touchdowns and wins as a starter.