Adam Schefter of ESPN.com is reporting that Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck could be closer to returning for another season.
Apparently offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called Hasselbeck when the lockout was briefly lifted shortly before the draft to tell him how much the team wanted him back. Apparently, the feeling was mutual.
Hasselbeck was said to be open to the idea of returning to Seattle, where he developed into a Pro Bowl player. One source familiar with the quarterback’s thinking said Hasselbeck now is “as likely to return there as he ever was.”
This is a smart move by the team in my opinion. Hasselbeck may not be the QB he once was but as we saw last season, he is still good enough to lead a team that “wasn’t supposed to be there” to a playoff victory.
With the weakened state of the NFC West and considering how difficult it is to find a decent NFL QB, the Seahawks would do themselves well to bring back Matt. It might be the best way to keep the team competitive while they search for his replacement.