Breaking Down the Seattle Seahawks Position-by-Position: Quarterback

Lars HansonAnalyst IMay 10, 2009

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Current quarterbacks on the Seahawks' roster. Matt Hasselbeck (34), Seneca Wallace (28), Jeff Rowe (25), and Mike Teel (23).


Last season examination: Last season, Matt Hasselbeck went down do to injury. Hasselbeck only played in seven games. In those seven games he didn’t do much better throwing for 1,216 yards, five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. The reason he did so bad was that he had no one to throw to. Nate Burleson tore his ACL in week one. Deion Branch wasn’t even available until week five, which was the exact same situation for Bobby Engram. So they lost their top three wide receivers.


The time period of when Hasselbeck did play was from week 1-5 and 11-13.


Seneca Wallace played the most games of any Seahawks' quarterback with eight games. Statistically, Wallace did the best out of the three Seahawks' quarterbacks who played last season, the other being Charlie Frye. Wallace threw for 1,532 yards, 11 touchdowns and only three interceptions. Wallace had four games with 200 or more yards passing (Arizona week 17, New England week 14, St Louis week 15, and San Francisco week eight).


The time period when Wallace STARTED was from week 7-10 and 14-17. If you look at his game stats for 2008 it said he played in 10 games, which he did but he didn’t start in 10.


For the rest of the Seahawks' quarterbacks Charlie Frye, Jeff Rowe, and Mike Teel. Charlie Frye played one game against the Green Bay Packers. For Rowe and Teel, Rowe hasn’t played in a game for the Seahawks and Teel was drafted in the sixth round in the 2009 NFL draft.


Now Matt Hasselbeck is completely healthy and has a revamped offense to throw to. A lot of people had the Seahawks selecting QB Mark Sanchez with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft but they passed on him for Aaron Curry.


The Seahawks acquired Denver’s 2010 first round pick, which a lot of people believe will be in the top 10 or possibly top five. And they have the Seahawks selecting Texas QB Colt McCoy with that pick. This seams for of a likely hood than the Seahawks passing on another top young QB. It will make a lot more sense to take a QB like McCoy next year because he fits the system and it would be the perfect time for the Seahawks to have a new, young starting QB.


Let’s say the Seahawks go to the super bowl and win, which is a possibility. Hasselbeck would feel a lot better about ending his career on a high note and if the Broncos pick is in the top five McCoy would become the new starting QB for the Seattle Seahawks.


2009 starting QB: Matt Hasselbeck