RENTON, Wash. – Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday the Seahawks would like to bring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for the 2011 season.
Asked directly about Hasselbeck’s future with the franchise during his weekly press conference, Carroll said the team would like to do “everything we can” to have Hasselbeck return for an 11th season with the franchise.
“We don’t know the timelines or how that’s going to work out, and all that kind of stuff, but that’s a big issue for us that we’re looking forward to,” Carroll said.
Seattle plays at Chicago on Sunday in the NFC divisional playoffs.
Hasselbeck’s contract was signed before the start of the 2005 season, when he led Seattle to its only Super Bowl appearance. That contract expires at the end of this season.