"I just sort of expected that because...who he was in the state. I get it. It wasn't a shock to me,'' Hasselbeck said.
Hasselbeck said he has heard that Manning might reach out to some of the quarterbacks at the teams he met with during his whirlwind free agency tour. That's not necessary for Hasselbeck.
"If the owner wants to make a change and pursue somebody in free agency, that could happen on any team at any time anywhere,'' Hasselbeck said. "I guess for me at the end of the day ... again I get it. I get it with the Peyton thing.
"I'm excited that I get a chance to finish what we started here, and I'm very confident in my abilities to get it done as a quarterback and so I think bottom line, we're just happy to get to stay in Nashville.''
"If I had to make the choice this year like I did last year, I still would choose Tennessee,'' Hasselbeck said. "I like what we have going here. I really like the offensive line, the skill guys are very talented. I like the coaching staff. I like the division that we're in.
"I like everything about it.''
***Total Pro - I am really glad Hasselhoff is here to stay.