Seattle Seahawks free-agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has talked with 49ers officials about joining the team.
According to sources with ESPN, "Hasselbeck has talked to the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, among other teams, since the lockout ended."
The ESPN report also states that Seahawks agreed to deals with Tavaris Jackson and Matt Leinart after it was determined that Hasselbeck would not return to the team.
Sources with the San Jose Mercury News confirmed the interest of the 49ers in Hasselbeck but also stated that team would "not get into a bidding war" for the quarterback.
The veteran 35 year old quarterback led the Seahawks to six playoff appearances and a Super Bowl in 2006.
In addition, Hasselbeck has been selected to three Pro Bowls and one All-Pro team and has a career QB rating of 82.2.
However, Hasselbeck has not been a great performer in recent seasons due to injuries and a weak supporting cast. His QB rating has dipped near 75 the past two years.
The 49ers are in need of a veteran quarterback presence to compete with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.
Smith has been leading player camps during the lockout and is the de facto starting quarterback at this point while the rooki Kaepernick develops.
However, new head coach Jim Harbaugh has stated that Smith would have to earn the starting job in training camp.
Hasselbeck could provide the veteran winning QB presence that the 49ers sorely need as they are rebuilding with a new coach.
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