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Report: Hasselbeck will not re-sign with Seahawks


Matt Hasselbeck’s ten-year run in Seattle is reportedly over.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that Hasselbeck will not re-sign with the Seahawks.  It’s uncertain if the two camps spoke today and decided there was no longer a fit or if the Seahawks pulled the offer they made before the lockout started.

Reports have strongly indicated that the Titans will bid heavily on Hasselbeck.  The Cardinals reportedly are showing some interest as well.

With Hasselbeck moving on, the Seahawks likely need to sign two quarterbacks.  Tarvaris Jackson has been a persistent rumor.  The team is also believed to be in on the Kevin Kolb trade discussions.

At least Hasselbeck went out in style at home with his win against the Saints in the playoffs last year.  It was a fitting end to a strong run in Seattle.

UPDATE: O’Neil reports the Seahawks have reached agreement with another quarterback, negating their offer for Hasselbeck.  We’re guessing that QB is Jackson.

UPDATE II: Yep, Dave Mahler from KJR 950 in Seattle says its Jackson.  Seahawks fans surely are wondering if a third quarterback is on the way.

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48 Responses to “Report: Hasselbeck will not re-sign with Seahawks”
  1. daburgher says: Jul 26, 2011 3:47 PM

    BREAKING NEWS!! cmon man

  2. jaggedmark says: Jul 26, 2011 3:49 PM

    Who didn’t know that?

  3. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 3:51 PM

    I think it’s safe to say the Seahawks will be getting Kolb after this.

  4. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 3:52 PM

    Kolb to the Seahawks for a 1st and 3rd or 4th round pick tommorow.

  5. goawayeverybody says: Jul 26, 2011 3:53 PM

    Kevin Kolb to Arizona.
    Matt Hasslebeck to Tennessee.
    Tarvaris Jackson to Seattle? Okay.

  6. phinheads says: Jul 26, 2011 3:53 PM

    More breaking news….Tim Hasselbecks wife is smoking hot. duh

  7. clayjayhawk says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    Favre to Seahawks. Seahawks to bottom of division. Favre to Sterger “please take me back Jen”

  8. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    Charlie whitehurse is gonna win the superbowl

  9. mrlynch33 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    I heard that the Niners are interested in him more than arizona

  10. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    Report: We know…

  11. capslockkey says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    Appears Seahawks have acquired another QB per @dannyoneil

  12. thephantomstranger says: Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    T-Jack is not an upgrade.

  13. realitypolice says: Jul 26, 2011 3:55 PM

    Wait a minute.

    What the………..

    Have I gone back in time?

    Or have I been sent to an alternate universe where there was actually a human being alive on the planet who thought there was a chance that Hassleback was going back to Seattle?

    Ohh….I get it. You guys are messing with me.

  14. fcmlefty1 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    If they sign Jackson, they’ll still need 2 QB’s…..

  15. tsutton84 says: Jul 26, 2011 3:57 PM

    He’s yesterday’s news, anyway. He reminds me of Jake Delhomme, Kerry Collins… older players who were serviceable at one time, but NOT players to build your team around.

    If a team is a QB away from contending for the Super Bowl… maybe.

    The Titans signing Hasselbeck while Locker learns the trade, or the Bengals while Dalton watches, perhaps the Vikes while waiting on Ponder… even the Niners, before Kaepernick takes over?

    That makes more sense.

  16. TurdSandwich says: Jul 26, 2011 3:58 PM

    So much complaining about free news. When I was a young’n we used to pay for it. And it was good.

  17. pistolsmoke says: Jul 26, 2011 3:58 PM

    They reached agreement with a QB and it could be T Jack? I thought no team can sign Veteran Free Agents till Friday?

  18. fargovikesfan says: Jul 26, 2011 3:59 PM

    Good luck watching T-Joke successfully execute his patented Jump-No-Pass. Seriously, how anyone can think this guy is a legit QB option (besides Chilly) is beyond me.

  19. tjacks7 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:01 PM


    1st and a 3rd or 4th?

    They don’t call it “dope” for nothin.

  20. dunks7fbb says: Jul 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    Thanks for the memories, Matthew. Whatever teams picks this guy up will have, not only a great person, but a true professional who knows how to work his way into a good position. Any locker room will improve just by having him around. Good luck, Matt!

  21. mataug says: Jul 26, 2011 4:01 PM

    PFT has become a news aggregator than a breaking news website.

  22. jimmysee says: Jul 26, 2011 4:02 PM

    Bring in Col Klink as his QB coach.

  23. fwbrodie says: Jul 26, 2011 4:02 PM

    Matt Hasselbeck… RESPECT

    Seattle loves you, but it’s clearly time to move on. See you in the ring of honor someday.

  24. tjacks7 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:03 PM

    We want the ball, were gonna score.

    2 seconds later:

    Pick 6.

  25. breeshasabush says: Jul 26, 2011 4:05 PM

    Sucks….. i was really loking forward to them going 6-10 and making the playoffs. Instead, they’ll go 3-13 and back to the cellar where they belong.

  26. sterilizecromartie says: Jul 26, 2011 4:05 PM

    @ anyone who thinks Kolb is going to Seattle now because of this.

    That is wrong. They are going to see what Charlie Whitehurst has to offer, and apparently Tavaris Jackson too. I still say Arizona gets Kolb. They will lose Fitzgerald if they don’t get Kolb.


    I think you are being a little dramatic. I thought there was a chance he returned to Seattle. He spent 10 years there. He played good for them down the stretch and played a brilliant playoff game vs NO. He is better than any QB they currently have, and certainly better than TJax. The franchise is definitely worse now that he is gone.


    Elizabeth Hasselbeck is your definition of “smokin hot”? You should stop watching The View and get out more.

  27. rooneyruleblues says: Jul 26, 2011 4:11 PM

    REPORT: The sun will rise tomorrow in the east.

  28. fmwarner says: Jul 26, 2011 4:14 PM

    Teams aren’t allowed to sign free agents til Friday. So if the Seahawks actually acquired a QB today, that must mean they traded for Kolb.

    Of course, they could have agreed to a “wink, wink” deal with Jackson that they can’t announce til Friday.

  29. fwbrodie says: Jul 26, 2011 4:20 PM

    “We want the ball and we’re gonna score.”

    Pick six or not, amazing moment.

  30. jeff061 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:20 PM

    Great news! Do long Matt!

  31. scudbot says: Jul 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    T Jackson, the perfect backup for Vince Young when he’s feeling too crazy to play. Somebody better check to see what John Schneider’s been smoking.

  32. humb0lt says: Jul 26, 2011 4:28 PM

    Signing Tarvaris Jackson negates the need to bring back Hasselbeck? On which planet?

  33. scoob766 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:30 PM

    Pete carrol is taking this franchise downhill!

  34. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:32 PM

    REPORT: Hasselbeck will not sign with the Hartford Colonials.

  35. polishrod says: Jul 26, 2011 4:33 PM

    everydayimfumbilin says:Jul 26, 2011 3:54 PM

    Charlie whitehurse is gonna win the superbowl


    I think you meant to say “Charlie Whitehurst is gonna win the Techmo Bowl”

  36. nard100 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:35 PM

    The obvious choice to me would be Bulger to Arizona, so of course they won’t do it.

  37. fancycash34 says: Jul 26, 2011 4:40 PM

    Have fun with T-Jack

  38. duluthvikesfan says: Jul 26, 2011 4:41 PM

    If they really did agree to terms with T-Jack, then all I can say is “Thank God”! At least he is out of Minnesota!

  39. chipwade says: Jul 26, 2011 4:42 PM

    Seahawks sign Tavaris Jackson

    $39,000,000 (Cap Space)
    -$ 550,000
    $38,500,000 left to spend. They have a lot of work left to do.

  40. citiciti says: Jul 26, 2011 5:04 PM

    FARVE says: hey hey what about ME!!

  41. Deb says: Jul 26, 2011 5:08 PM

    Good luck to Matt Hasselbeck wherever he lands. He’s been a class act who played with a lot of heart. Enjoyed watching his last hurrah with Seattle in the playoffs. Hope he winds up his career with a contender.

  42. blaz0037 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:09 PM

    they can still agree “in principle” to any deals. Friday they will become official.

    You stupid half-witted no-knowledge idiots.

  43. hawkman84 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:09 PM


    How in the world can you part ways with your franchise QB of the last 10 yrs who has CAN STILL PLAY IF THE O-LINE WOULD JUST KEEP HIM CLEAN!

    And then turn around and take the WORST free agent on the market to “replace” him?!?!

    I cannot believe this!

    On a scale of Tarvaris Jackson-Kevin Kolb, we actually took Tarvaris Jackson!!!!


  44. mrjackson206 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:10 PM

    Let’s see……T-Jack, & Clipboard Jesus??

    Yeaaaaaaaa 3-13 sounds about right to me.

  45. hawkman84 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:12 PM

    I aint buying Madden ’12 this yr…I refuse to have Tarvaris Jackson as my starting QB!

    This just makes me sick!

  46. hawkman84 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:21 PM

    You know, when Pete Carroll came in I believed we had a shot and was serviceable enough of a head coach to get us there, no matter what his previous track record in the NFL was.

    And then when we hired John Schneider from GB, who has a knack for finding playmakers deep in the woodwork, I was even more assured that we had a brain-trust that would return us to serious competitive football.

    BUT now….LETTING Matt Hasselbeck just casually walk away and actually going after Tarvaris Jackson….Pete Carroll just set this franchise back another 5 yrs!!!

    Believe it!

    I cannot believe as football smart as John Schneider is that he would actually allow this to happen!!!





  47. vahawker says: Jul 26, 2011 5:30 PM

    Time for the Hawks to move on. Matt’s been good for the Hawks, but its time for something new, And why does everyone think this is the only move at QB the Hawks will make? Its only day one

  48. mdnittlion says: Jul 26, 2011 7:39 PM

    But who will lead the team to a record 7-9 playoff appearance? I mean come on this guy helped make history.

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