Report: New York Giants Interested in Former Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IMarch 18, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 28: Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans passes against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on October 28, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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David Carr is likely a goner in 2013.

So it makes sense that the New York Giants will look for a suitable backup for Eli Manning in 2013.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, they are looking at Matt Hasselbeck, who was just released by the Titans on Monday.

Teams interested in Matt Hasselbeck: AZ, Buff, Chi, Cin, Cleve, Indy, NO, NYG, SF & Tampa,...and list could grow.

— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 18, 2013

The 37-year-old only started in five games for Tennessee after losing his starting job to Jake Locker, but has a lot of teams looking at him as a backup.

According to Mortensen, aside from the Giants, the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, Bengals, Colts, Saints, 49ers and Buccaneers are all interested in Hasselbeck's services for 2013.

Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger confirmed the Giants interest in Hasselbeck, however, said it's not likely that the Giants will land him.

Giants interested in Matt Hasselbeck but not likely to land him | NJ.com nj.com/giants/index.s…

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 18, 2013

Hasselbeck had 1,367 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in five games for the Titans in 2012.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News also shared Vrentas' opinion in the Giants unlikeliness to land Hasselback as a backup.

Don't get excited about the Giants' reported interest in QB Matt Hasselbeck. Source says he's almost certain to sign elsewhere. #NYG

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 18, 2013

You have to wonder if they think the Giants won't land him because he'll ask for too much money in a contract in 2013.

Before signing with the Titans in 2011, Hasselbeck spent 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks and led them to the Super Bowl back in 2005.

It'll be interesting to see if the Giants go any further with their interest of Hasselbeck or if this is just Jerry Reese doing his due diligence on the free-agent market.

(UPDATE, 7:29 p.m. by Doug Rush)

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Indianapolis Colts are the likely landing spot for Matt Hasselbeck to sign with.

 

There we go. Story updated. A little @gannett 1-2 punch from me and Jimmy: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 18, 2013

That didn't take long. Guess the Giants will have to look at other options if Hasselbeck officially signs in Indy this week.

(UPDATE, 9:06 p.m. by Doug Rush)

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts will sign Matt Hasselbeck to a deal on Tuesday.

 

Well that didn't take long. Colts plan to sign former Titans QB Matthew Hasselbeck, who was released today, on Tuesday.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2013

 

The search for Eli Manning's backup will continue.