In a report that echoes a recent item from colleague Mike Sando and that contradicts the draft-weekend proclamations of colleague Trent Dilfer, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck spoke during the temporary lifting of the lockout — and that Hasselbeck is open to returning to the team.
If Hasselbeck stays, it would arguably be a marriage of convenience. The Seahawks have a need, and Hasselbeck may have no other options, if he hopes to be a starter.
Even if he returns to Seattle, he may have to accept a contract with money that hinges on whether he keeps the starting job. Charlie Whitehurst engineered a victory over the Rams in a must-win Week 17 game, and given that the new regime in Seattle acquired Whitehurst and inherited Hasselbeck, Whitehurst could have an edge over the incumbent.