Sehawks starting QB Matt Hasselbeck is ready to assume his role as the teams leader in the 2009 season. Just don’t tell that to backup QB Seneca Wallace. Last season the Hawks were a pretty bad football team, but what it did was open the door for Wallace to come in and throw for more than 1,500 yards and 11 TD’s for an injured Hasselbeck.
Now Wallace is back on the bench, but wants to make it known that he has every intention of being a starter again in the NFL. “You always have to have confidence that you can come in and be the starter on any team,” Wallace said. “I always feel that way. I’m adamant about it. And I’m going to keep working to improve each day, and hopefully something happens.”
The 28-year-old QB has talent, and at some point either with the Hawks or not is going to want to get the shot to show it as a starter. He is under contract to the Hawks through this and next season, due to make a base salary of $1.5 million. Could the Hawks use him at WR or another spot? Might not be a bad idea, and one they have tried before.
“As soon as we come back and start getting into training camp maybe, but right now we’re not doing too much,” Wallace said about the possibility of playing other positions. “We’re just trying to grind through this offense, trying to learn the offense and see where it takes us from there.”
Wallace is a weapon, and there’s no question that if the Hawks can use him, they should in this upcoming 09 season.