Thursday, January 13, 2011

Carroll says Seahawks want Hasselbeck in '11

Coming off a big upset of the New Orleans Saints in the wild-card round of the playoffs, Matt Hasselbeck just might have secured his future.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is coming out of contract at the end of this season, and speculation was he wouldn’t be renewed and the franchise would go in search of its quarterback of the future. But Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and now he will lead the NFC West champion Seahawks into Chicago for a divisional round meeting with the Chicago Bears.
What will the Seahawks do?
“Certainly, it's a big topic for us," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “Of course, we love what Matt has done and we're going to do everything we can to keep him here. But we don't know what the timelines or how that's going to work out and all that kind of stuff, but it's a big issue for us that we're looking forward to. He has had a terrific run for us and we want to see what we can do to keep that going."
OK. Does that mean the Seahawks are fixing to bring the veteran back in 2011?
"Yeah, we do want him back," Carroll said.
It’s one thing for the coach to say that now. Let’s see what happens moving forward. Even if Hasselbeck returns, the organization will certainly be looking for another young quarterback unless there is full-blown faith in Charlie Whitehurst. We tend to doubt that is the case.

source:  National Football Post
author:  Brad Biggs

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