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Matt Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975) is a National Football League quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. His father, Don Hasselbeck, was a tight end for the New England Patriots in the 80's and his brother, Tim Hasselbeck, is currently a backup quarterback for the New York Giants.
Hasselback began his NFL career in 1998 when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers practice squad. The next year, he rose to the position of being the Packers second string quarterback behind Brett Favre. He was the Packers backup quarterback until the completion of the 2000 season when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Since 2001, mostly as the starting quarterback for the Seahawks, Hasselbeck has played in 97 total games with 90 starts, passed for 18,367 yards and 114 touchdowns. In the 2005-2006 season, he led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.