ESPN’s John Clayton joined 710 AM ESPN (Seattle) to discuss some topics relating to the Seattle Seahawks and the NFL in general. Clayton mentions that things aren’t looking good for QB Matt Hasselbeck’s return to Seattle.
“I’m not optimistic now. I’m starting to think that it may not happen,” suggests Clayton. “It seems like they did put a good effort in, but they didn’t come to the right number. And now it’s put the Seahawks in a position where I think what’ll happen is, if free agency would start — and we all don’t know when — I think they’ll let him test the market. And that could be dangerous because he could go someplace else. But at this stage I’d say the odds are now slipping away that Matt’s going to be here (in Seattle).”
Clayton lists the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings as possible suitors for Hasselbeck once free agency is finally underway.
The draft will ultimately determine Matt Hasselbecks options but even the teams who end up taking a rookie quarterback at some point in the draft could have interest in Hasselbeck. Pairing a veteran quarterback with a young prospect could aid the teams transition so we’ll have to see if there’s any interest following the draft.