Seattle Seahawks Already Have Their Franchise QB: Matt Hasselbeck

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This offseason, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady are all expected to receive lucrative contract extensions.
The deals of all three franchise quarterbacks expire in the next year or two, so it makes perfect sense for their teams to lock them up with new deals.
There has been no chatter, however, about an extension for Matt Hasselbeck. Of course, that’s not surprising, considering the poor performance of the Seahawks over the last two years and the fact that the team is under new management.
But make no mistake: Hasselbeck is every bit as important to the Seahawks as Manning is to the Colts, Brees is to the Saints, and Brady is to the Patriots.
No one would argue that Hasselbeck is as good as those three. But he is Seattle’s franchise quarterback and still one of the top 10 or 12 passers in the NFL.
And it's time to give him a contract extension, too.
Critics say Hasselbeck is washed up: too old, too injury-prone, too weak-armed, and too mistake...

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