On March 2, 2001, the Seattle Seahawks traded for Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who would soon become the Seahawks best quarterback in franchise history. The Seahawks traded their first round pick (10th overall) as well as the Seahawks third round pick in exchange for Hasselbeck and the Packers first round pick (17th overall). The key to the trade going through was Seahawks head coach and GM Mike Holmgren, who was with Brett Favre and Matt Hasselbeck in Green Bay. Holmgren knew more than anyone what Matt Hasselbeck was capable of and he knew it was worth the small price of what the Seahawks gave up. Two years after being acquired by the Seahawks. Matt Hasselbeck finally beat out his competition, Trent Dilfer to become the Seahawks starting quarterback. Mike Holmgren ...
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