Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck figures there were two kinds of free agents this February. There were the “handful” of guys that were definitely going to get a deal doe before the lockout, and there was everyone else.
Hasselbeck thought he was in the first group, but it didn’t happen.
“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,” Hasselbeck told Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe. “But it didn’t happen and that’s OK. I’m not upset about anything. I understand it’s kind of a weird year and it’s a hard year to forecast.”
We’re not sure if Hasselbeck will return to Seattle; another team may want him more. We suspect even the Seahawks don’t really know how things will go.
Hasselbeck says he’s “definitely hopeful” he’ll be back and believes Seattle’s interest isn’t just for show.
“I think it’s genuine, I think it’s sincere that they want me back, it’s just a matter of how badly,’’ Hasselbeck said.