The 35-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler is likely to start and serve as a mentor for first-round pick from the University of Washington, Jake Locker. Hasselbeck will likely start as quarterback for the Titans this season, and groom Locker to be the QB of the future. The veteran-rookie combination is new in Tennessee, but the pair apparently trained together a couple of time during the summer in 2011.
Informed Tuesday that he wouldn't be brought back by the Seahawks, Hasselbeck quickly became a top option for the Titans, a team that made contact with him as soon as free agency opened.
The Seattle Times reported that the Seahawks are in process of agreeing to contract terms with Tarvaris Jackson, a second-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings.
The Titans were linked to other veteran quarterbacks but said Hasselbeck was their first choice in their hunt for an experienced quarterback to mentor Locker.
Hasselbeck played 10 seasons in Seattle, leading the team to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The Seahawks made the playoffs in 2010 at 7-9 and Hasselbeck engineered a Wild Card win over New Orleans.
He turns 36 in September and has had back issues in recent seasons. However, he started 14 games each of the past two seasons and should benefit playing behind a solid offensive line and one of the top running backs in the league, Chris Johnson.
The Seahawks were 31st in rushing last season and 28th in total offense.