The quarterback controversy in Seattle is over.
According to the team, Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll decided today that 12-year veteran and long-time starter Matt Hasselbeck will be under center Saturday when the defending Super Bowl champions, the New Orleans Saints, come to Qwest Field for a NFC Wild Card matchup.
Hasselbeck missed his team’s regular-season finale due to a left hip injury sustained during a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of Seattle’s Week 16 loss in Tampa Bay.
With Hasselbeck sidelined last weekend, backup Charlie Whitehurst guided the team to a 16-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The win cost St. Louis the NFC West championship and a playoff spot, while it gave Seattle its first championship banner since 2007.
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