Report: Arizona Cardinals have expressed interest in Matt Hasselbeck

Jul 26, 2011, 3:14 PM | Updated: 4:21 pm

Kevin Kolb might not be the only quarterback the Arizona Cardinals are checking in on now that the lockout has been lifted. In fact, they may have their eyes on a veteran Cardinals fans are familiar with.

Reports from the Seattle Times have the Cards placing a call to Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.

One thing that is becoming clear: Matt Hasselbeck’s options.

He is an unrestricted free agent, the top quarterback in the class, and while it’s early — just the first hour when teams can contact players — the list of teams in play are Seattle, Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Miami. Those are listed in no particular order.

Hasselbeck may not be the first quarterback on the Cardinals wish list but as backup plans go, there are a lot worse options (see: Anderson, Derek).

While it looks likely the Tennessee Titans will take a page from The Godfather and make Hasselbeck “an offer he can’t refuse,” it’s good to know that Ken Whisenhunt’s team isn’t putting all their eggs in the Kevin Kolb basket. They are being aggressive and kicking the tires on many options at the quarterback position and that should help assure they land the right one in the end.

Will Hasselbeck likely wind up as that option? Doubtful, but as long as he doesn’t wind up back with the division rival Seahawks, it’s a win for the Cardinals.

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