The last few weeks we've had stories with folks predicting that QB Matt Hasselbeck will leave the Seattle Seahawks whenever the NFL lockout ends and free agency hits. Hasselbeck is entering the final year of his contract and it's telling (or so I thought) that the Seahawks didn't lock him up prior to the lockout.
Last week news came out that Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell reached out to Hasselbeck during the brief window in which the lockout was lifted and communication between coaches and players was allowed. And from that conversation, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports:
Hasselbeck was said to be open to the idea of returning to Seattle, where he developed into a Pro Bowl player. One source familiar with the quarterback's thinking said Hasselbeck now is "as likely to return there as he ever was."
This actually shouldn't be a surprise at all. Back in April he said he was "hopeful" he would return to Seattle once the labor situation is figured out. It would appear both sides have some interest in reuniting and if the lockout rolls into August or September, neither side may have much of an option but to get back together.
Hop on over to Field Gulls to see what Seahawks fans are saying about Hasselbeck's future.