Matt Hasselbeck?

The Seahawks were dismal this year, finishing the season 4-12 despite being picked by some as a playoff contender, and a big reason for this was the play of Matt Hasselbeck who spent much of the season hurt and didn’t exactly burn it up on those rare occasions when he was able to get in a game.  Further damaging Hasselbeck’s stock with the team was the play of Seneca Wallace who was in there for three of Seattle’s four wins and at least earned himself a shot as the starter next season for new coach Jim Mora, Jr. Now, Mora claims Hasselbeck is still part of Seattle’s plans for next year, but we know from our own experiences with Brad Childress that coaches aren’t always honest about such things.  The prevailing belief is that Hasselbeck will at least be dangled as trade bait.

This is where the Vikings come in, at least from a wild, unfounded offseason speculation stand-point.  The argument is simple:  Hasselbeck is a West Coast guy who’s been to a Super Bowl and is still only 33 and could give the Vikings 2 or 3 good years which is perfect because that would seem to be our window with the team we have right now.  The other argument is also simple:  Did you look at the season he had last year?  He’s always hurt.  The counter-argument to this is that it’s worth taking a shot at him, even if he’s physically questionable, because he’s a good, confident player and he’d presumably be cheaper than Matt Cassel.  And you’re going to keep Tarvaris Jackson as the backup so at least you’re sort of covered if it turns out he can’t make it through the season.  All quite intriguing.

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  • MJB

    This is complete idiocy.  The Seahawks had 7 wide receivers hurt for nearly the first 4 games of the year which if you know anything about a West Coast offense hurts a team just as much as the QB getting hurt.  Hasselbeck was hurt all season, every offensive lineman was hurt all season, wide receivers were hurt all season, heck even the running backs were hurt.  Thus, blaming the 4-12 season the Seahawks had as anything but related to injuries would be unjust and premature.  A healthy Seahawk team next year with Hasselbeck a the helm is a playoff team and probably a division winning team.  The idea that the Seahawks need to rebuild is just stupid and if the Seahawks move Hasselbeck it would be equally stupid.  Hey the Cowboys didn’t make the playoffs either this year (and are a much more unsuccesful team the past 6-7 years then the Seahawks are), maybe Tony Romo, TO, and Jason Witten are available because they need to rebuild!!!  Get real.

  • tim

    this is a very very good idea if we can get him the vikings will be set for the next 3-4 years. If Hasselback gets hurt we still have t-jack but that is not good enough t-jack is not good. The vikings need to cut him after his contract is done. If at all we get Hasselback we need to draft another QB and if we still hvae Chilldress he has to be smart with his QB draft the next time we have to draft a QB
    (~Vikings + Hasselback = Sueprbowl 2010 Winners)

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i think you guys got a better chance to get TIM HASSELBACK. you won’t get MATT. and even if you did, that vikings + tim hasselback= superbowl 2010 winners??????? it’s missing something……..LA vikings=2010

  • Bobby

    MJB you are a complete moron…Hasselbeck sucks he is the worst nfc west qb I think that marc bulger, shaun hill, and kurt warner are better.  Hasselbeck can’t make excuses b/c he was in a west coast offense