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Hasselbeck to Seattle: Make an offer

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08:03 AM ET 04.18 | Matt Hasselbeck puts himself in the company of "probably 500 other guys" waiting for his future to be determined, though he isn't closing the book on Seattle. "There's maybe a handful of guys that were going to definitely get [signed] before the lockout began and I truly thought that I would be one of those guys potentially, because of my desire to stay and everything [the Seahawks] had told me. But it didn't happen and that's OK." ... As for his talks with the Seahawks, Hasselbeck said there was little doubt in his mind that the team wanted him back before the lockout forbade communication between player and team. "I think it's genuine, I think it's sincere that they want me back, it's just a matter of how badly," he said.

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April 18, 2011  08:04 AM ET

This just got interesting.

April 18, 2011  08:08 AM ET
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I'll make an offer. I'll give the intern $50 to NOT post Seahawks articles.....K

Better make it $100.

April 18, 2011  08:10 AM ET

He will not be in Seattle next season!

April 18, 2011  08:21 AM ET

A 12-pack & a pizza.

April 18, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He will not be in Seattle next season!

Sure he will. Too many teams need quarterbacks, and there aren't enough to go around. They can give him a big contract heavily loaded in the later years, and then cut him when he gets too old, which is going to be very soon. Or trade him and stick some other team with the problem.

April 18, 2011  08:29 AM ET
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A 12-pack & a pizza.

Yeah, but just PBR and plain cheese.

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April 18, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Seattle to Hassleback: yeeeeeaaaa.....NO!

April 18, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Still makes sense to me that Holmgren will sign him until Colt matures!!

April 18, 2011  09:42 AM ET

Was he the guy on Baywatch???

April 18, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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I'll make an offer. I'll give the intern $50 to NOT post Seahawks articles.....K

I read the entire article yesterday and the TNR headline is a total misrepresentation of the content.

April 18, 2011  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I read the entire article yesterday and the TNR headline is a total misrepresentation of the content.

didn't read the article but agree that they come up with a headline that isn't close to the article on many occasions

April 18, 2011  01:30 PM ET

Hass, you've been a great Seahawk but it's time to hang 'em up.

April 18, 2011  02:06 PM ET

LMAO.....why would anyone want this guy? when was the last time he was a GOOD QB??? let alone healthy......

Hasselback, your NFL career is over my friend......however, with my luck, the **** Redskins will pick him up!

April 18, 2011  02:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

the **** Redskins will pick him up!

And he'll still be better than anyone else they have now!

April 18, 2011  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

And he'll still be better than anyone else they have now!

You could say that about a lot of teams. If he doesn't just sign with Seattle and instead tests the waters, Arizona and Minnesota will probably be interested. His only value is to a "must win now" team, though. No point in bringing this guy in if you're trying to rebuild, or if your owner doesn't care enough to even do that.

April 18, 2011  03:06 PM ET

Seattle didn't sign him because he was demanding a multi-year guaranteed contract. He's 35, and has not been durable.

He's a fit for a, "Must win now" team? How about "must get hurt now"? The guy can't stay healthy. His injuries the last 2 years have been in the weird/result-of-dumb category. Last year 12 TDs, 17 INTs, 2-5 record in last 7 starts of the year. After the debacle of Brett Favre, teams are, or at least should be, wary of the vet who supposedly has gas in the tank.

April 18, 2011  03:21 PM ET
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I'll make an offer. I'll give the intern $50 to NOT post Seahawks articles.....K

I'm a big Seahawks fan...and they deserve just as much attention as anyone else...Dimebag. I also love Matt, I don't know if he's a starter for much longer but I like to think loyalty still exist in some organizations and I hope that Seattle will keep him because for what hes done for the Seahawks and the Community...he deserves to stay if he wants to. I proudly wear his Jersey.

April 18, 2011  03:25 PM ET
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He's a fit for a, "Must win now" team?

Well, I didn't mean he was a good fit, just that teams like that are the only ones who might be willing to roll the dice that he might get through a shortened season without injury.

Even if every quarterback in the first couple of rounds of the draft ends up starting, there will still be teams looking for a starting QB. Teams are desperate. And desperate teams do desperate things, like signing over-the-hill guys who were never really that good to begin with.

 
April 18, 2011  04:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I read the entire article yesterday and the TNR headline is a total misrepresentation of the content.

Hmmmm -- sure didn't see THAT coming

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