We wrote Tuesday about how one playoff game changed Matt Hasselbeck’s value on the free agent market. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that keeping his starting quarterback is a goal.
“Were going to do everything we can to keep him here,” Carroll said. “He has had a terrific run for us and we want to see what we can do to keep that going. . . . Yeah, we do want him back.”
There’s really nothing else Carroll could say. Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times notes that Carroll also said when he took the job that he wanted to keep wide receiver Nate Burleson and defensive lineman Cory Redding. They both left town.
No one seems to have a great feel for Hasselbeck’s future. O’Neil wrote a column Wednesday which said, among other things, that Hasselbeck’s performance this week in Chicago will go a long way towards deciding Hasselbeck’s future.
Win another game or two, and Hasselbeck may give the Seahawks no choice but to bring him back.