Former NFL scout Russ Lande, writing for the Sporting News, gives Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck the best grade yet in his evaluations of the top quarterbacks that could be available once free agency begins.
Lande believes that Hasselbeck is the top option available, but is somewhat overlooked because he plays in Seattle. He says Hasselbeck would be a good fit for Arizona, Miami, Buffalo and Washington. And for teams that drafted a young QB for the future (San Francisco, Tennessee or Minnesota), Hasselbeck would make a good mentor.
“Hasselbeck is a high-end QB who has not received much national recognition due to playing in Seattle. When I evaluated him on film, it was clear he is better than many other well-known quarterbacks. He is fundamentally sound, which helps him to be very efficient. Hasselbeck is able to move defenders around with ease and can make quick, accurate throws in all situations.”