Any thought of the 49ers grabbing Matt Hasselbeck to be their backup quarterback quickly evaporated.
Hasselbeck was released by the Titans earlier today, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Colts plan to sign him on Tuesday.
The 49ers actually 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.
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.