A large portion of the fan base no longer wants Matt Hasselbeck to be the Seahawks quarterback. Their reasons vary from poor play to age to just wanting a new face behind center. The last time Hasselbeck played in Qwest Field, he was booed off the field, and his backup was greeted with a Bronx cheer and chants of, “Charlie! Charlie! Charlie!”
It was despicable and showed zero class. Hasselbeck deserves better. He is a great guy on and off the field. He brought the Seahawks farther than any other QB, and has fully committed to a life in the NW, away from the rest of his family on the East Coast. He’s never pointed the finger anywhere but at himself, and has a work ethic that is beyond reproach.
No matter how you feel about the future of the Seahawks QB position, let’s treat the guy like a champion no matter how he plays this Sunday. We could lose 75-0, and he would deserve a standing ovation for his contributions to this franchise. If you’ve got a #8 jersey, make sure to wear it. Consider starting a “Hass-el-beck” chant. Cheer for him every chance you get, because there is no guarantee this city will ever see another quarterback of his quality. Cheer for him because Seattle has class. Cheer for him because he’s earned it.