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Matt Hasselback

Mike Holmgren knew he had something special in Matt Hasselbeck when he coached him in Green Bay, but Brett Favre was the team’s starting Quarterback and was already a bona fide legend.  Holmgren would take Hasselebck with him when he took over the helm in Seattle, and his coaching instincts were not wrong.

13. Matt Hasselbeck

When Mike Holmgren left the Green Bay Packers to coach Seattle, he knew that Matt Hasselbeck, the backup to Brett Favre, was NFL ready.  He was right and engineered a trade for the pivot, who took over as the starting QB in 2001.

Matt Hasselbeck Retires

This has gone relatively unnoticed but another former Pro Bowl Quarterback has called an end to his playing career.  Matt Hasselbeck has announced his retirement from the game and will begin work as an analyst for ESPN.

Coming out of Boston College, Hasselbeck was drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 draft by the Green Bay Packers and would be traded two years after in a trade to the Seattle Seahawks, where his former coach, Mike Holmgren, was now at. 

Taking over as the full time starter for good in 2003, Hasselbeck would go to his first of three Pro Bowls and for a six year stretch was viewed as one of the better pivots in the National Football League. 

Injuries would take its toll on Hasselbeck but he would be a very capable reserve with the Tennessee Titans and later the Indianapolis Colts, who released him after this season.

Matt Hasselbeck retires with 3,222 Completions, 5,330 Attempts with a 60.5 Completion Rating.  He finished with 36,638 Yards with 212 Touchdown Passes.  He will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021, but is unlikely to get past a preliminary induction.

We here at would like to congratulate Matt Hasselbeck on his great NFL career and wish him the best in his new role at ESPN.

The 2021 Football Futures are now up!

Onwards and upwards for us here at, as we have added a new addition to an existing section.  We have added a 2021 section for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and here are the key players worth looking at:

They are:

Antrel Rolle: a Super Bowl winning Cornerback with the New York Giants.  He would also go to three Pro Bowls.

Ben Grubbs, a two time Pro Bowl Offensive Guard. 

Calvin Johnson, the longtime Detroit Lions Wide Receiver who went to six Pro Bowls and led the NFL in Receiving Yards twice.  He is also a three time First Team All Pro Selection.

Charles Tillman, a Defensive Back who went to two Pro Bowls and spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears.

Charles Woodson, A nine time Pro Bowl Defensive Back who won the Defensive Rookie of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year.  Woodson was named a First Team All Pro three times and helped the Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl XLV.

D’Brickashaw Ferguson, a three time Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman who played his entire career with the New York Jets.

Greg Jennings, a two time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver who was on the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl XLV team.

Heath Miller, a Tight End who was with the Pittsburgh Steelers for all eleven of his NFL seasons.  Miller would go to two Pro Bowls and helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls.

Jared Allen, a Defensive End most known for his time with the Minnesota Vikings.  He would win the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2011 and was a five time First Team All Pro.  Allen would also be a two time Sack leader.

Jason Hatcher, a one time Pro Bowl Defensive End.

Justin Tuck, a two time Pro Bowl Defensive End known mostly for his big game performances in two New York Giants Super Bowl wins.

Kevin Williams, a six time Pro Bowler who was also chosen for five First Team All Pro spots. 

Logan Mankins, a seven time Pro Bowl Offensive Lineman who played most of his career with the New England Patriots.

Matt Hasselbeck, a Quarterback who went to three Pro Bowls.

Peyton Manning, a Quarterback who is considered one of the best of all-time who holds the records for Passing Yards.  The two time Super Bowl winner also won five MVPs, was chosen for seven First Team All Pros and 14 Pro Bowls.

Reshean Mathis, a one time Pro Bowl Cornerback.

The entire section can be found here.

We encourage you to take a look and cast your votes!

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