The way Tim Hasselbeck sees it, his brother is worth more than Kerry Collins.
Speaking on 710ESPN in Seattle, Hasselbeck said that Collins got $16.5 million over the last two years, inferring that Matt Hasselbeck shouldn’t take less. (We believe Collins actually made $15 million, but who’s counting?)
Tim Hasselbeck has a point, but should the Seahawks really pay for the mistakes of the Titans? We don’t think Matt Hasselbeck is quite worth that type of money, but the numbers help point out why the Seahawks and Matt Hasselbeck are so far apart in contract talks.
Tim Hasselbeck also doesn’t think the Seahawks would do any better by going after players like Carson Palmer or Marc Bulger. He said Palmer wouldn’t be an upgrade. “Show me the tape,” he said via Mike Sando of ESPN.com.
As for Bulger, well: “Marc Bulger retired two years ago. He just doesn’t know it,” Hasselbeck said.
Boom. Roasted. (Hasselbeck should defend his brother more often. That was fun.)