Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck just spoke to Maxim about the Brett Favre saga and his thoughts. Read his comments below:
Hey Matt. We heard a rumor that you are thinking of retiring, then coming out of retirement, then demanding to be traded back to the Jets so you can backup Brett Favre again.
Actually, you know what? I think I’m going to retireâ€”OK, no, I’m coming back. [Laughs] Seriously though, about all that, the thing about Brett Favre is that he loves football. There are a lot of guys who love playing in the NFL and there are a lot of guys who love being in the NFL. But Brett is different because he doesn’t love being in the NFL, he just loves football. He loves his teammates. He thrives off the energy in the locker room. So it doesn’t surprise me about his “itch” to be playing. He was probably the best QB in the NFC last year. So, why wouldn’t he?
So what about Favre’s former back-up QB Aaron Rodgers? Do you sympathize with what he’s gone through, with Favre retiring, then not, then coming back, then not?
No, I don’t sympathize for him, but I understand what he is going through. I mean, being a backup QB is a really frustrating job because you need to be ready to go every week and you might not get the chance. I did that for three years and I didn’t get to play. It is just part of the job.
Since we’re on the topic, at this point of the offseason do the words “QB controversy” really boil your skin?
Not really. To me, it’s kind of fabricated. It just depends on the situation. A lot of times, they just try and stir up QB controversy, and sometimes there really is one. But, if you are one of the guys in one, the best thing to do is just be numb to it. Just go back to your job and do what you do.
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