Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/21/11

This past offseason, Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks parted ways after 10 long seasons together. Over the past few years, Hasselbeck has battled a number of injuries. The slowing caused by the injuries coupled with the fact that he had turned 35 contributed to Seattle’s decision to part ways with him. Having led the Seahawks to five straight playoff appearances from 2003-2007 — including a Super Bowl appearance in 2005 — and back to the postseason again last year, Hasselbeck thought he still had plenty left in the tank. Perhaps that is why he has mixed emotions toward his former team, according to Jaguars beat writer Tania Ganguli:

That’s probably about as honest an assessment as we’ll see a player give about his former team. Deep down inside Hasselbeck knows Seattle made the right move by parting ways with him. It was time to look toward the future and start grooming a new quarterback. However, he would be lying if he said he didn’t feel mixed emotions toward a team he spent 10 seasons with that wouldn’t bring him back. Considering we’re all very familiar with Facebook, most of us know exactly what he means.

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