It seems like April’s NFL draft was long ago and many wondered if this season would ever get off the ground because of the ongoing labor dispute between the owners and players. But, earlier this week the NFLPA agreed to terms with Team Owners and the race towards the season commenced at a frenzied pace.
Meanwhile, Jake has been keeping himself ready to go and once both sides reached an agreement it was finally time to negotiate his player contract with Tennessee. Almost 90 days after the draft and 4 days into the new collective bargaining agreement, Jake signed his deal: a 4 year contract with an option for a 5th year. Jake’s contract comes just in time for the start of an abbreviated training camp as he will be on the field for Tennessee’s first official practice Saturday.
Jake will be joined by new teammate Matt Hasselbeck, former 10-year starting quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Tennessee acquired Hasselbeck earlier this week to mentor Jake which will allow him to gradually grow into becoming Tennessee’s franchise quarterback.
Jake and Hasselbeck are familiar with each other as they worked out together at the University of Washington’s practice facilities during the offseason.