Seattle Seahawks Starting Mike Teel Next Week

Lars HansonCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 03:  Quarterback Mike Teel #14 of the Seattle Seahawks calls the play at the line of scrimmage during the game against the Oakland Raiders on September 3, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

With the 25-19 loss to the Chicago Bears in week three we have now seen Matt Hasselbeck under center and Seneca Wallace under center.

Hasselbeck won at home over the St. Louis Rams 28-0 in what was probably the worst game of the entire NFL season. Hasselbeck threw two straight interceptions and both were horrible decisions as well as bad throws.

One was intended for Houshmandzadeh in double coverage and the second one was a weak pass with zero zip intended for Nate Burleson.

Yes Hasselbeck did come back and throw three straight touchdowns and finished with 300+ yards but it was still a game the Rams should have won.

Then today Seneca Wallace got the start for the injured Matt Hasselbeck. Also missing the game was LT Walter Jones, RT Sean Locklear, and FB Justin Griffith, all three starters.

Wallace had a solid game but did make a lot of mental mistakes as well as having a few receivers have key drop passes.

Wallace finished the game with 261 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and 26/44 passing with a 5.9 average.

However, Wallace showed why he is a backup and why he's not a prototypical NFL quarterback.

A majority of Wallace's throws were high, overthrown or just bad decisions. Wallace got bailed out by Houshmandzadeh a few times when there would be balls thrown four to six inches above his head and TJ was kind enough to bail him out.

So looking at both Matt Hasselbeck and Seneca Wallace in the first three weeks this is how they stand.

Matt Hasselbeck: 35/54, 376 yards, 3 TD's, 2 INT's (1 1/2 games)

Seneca Wallace: 41/67, 388 yards, 2 TD's, 2 INT's (1 1/2 games)

Well the look pretty close and now the Seahawks are 1-2 heading into week 4 @ Indy.

A lot of people around the Seahawks organization and a lot of Seahawks fans think that sixth round pick, QB Mike Teel will be the future starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks when Matt Hasselbeck is out of office.

It's basically like Kevin Kolb in Philadelphia with Donovan McNabb.

So why not, with Matt Hasselbeck pushing the back 30, why not start Mike Teel if you really think he's going to be your future starting quarterback.

The Seahawks have all the weapons that a quarterback would want. Three top wide receivers, a great tight end and a good running back that was two yards short of getting his second 100 yard game this season.

With all the injuries and problems surrounding the Seahawks right now why not turn him loose and sees what you have.

I mean the Seahawks started Charlie Frye over Seneca Wallace against the Green Bay Packers last season and Teel is much better than Frye.

The Seahawks are coming off of a 4-12 season in 2008. The Seahawks are missing a ton of players right now and really for the future of the Seahawks organization Jim Mora Jr would be wise to think to himself what do I have with this team.

The Seahawks are looking like they will have another top 10 pick in the 2010 draft and no it’s not the Denver Broncos pick.

Start and give a lot of time to your young players that will most likely be the future starters on this team.

LB Aaron Curry and RG Max Unger are already starting and have done a great job already so why not let WR Deon Butler and QB Mike Teel join that list.

Mora and the Seahawks have nothing to lose by starting Teel and Butler because they are going to be a huge part of this teams future so why not let them learn this season.

If Mike Teel does well then you have found your starting quarterback for the long term future and then you don't have to spend a first round pick on a quarterback.

And also if you want to do the same thing at wide receiver why not let go of Deion Branch and let Deon Butler officially take over his spot because what is Branch doing right now besides holding up Butler's future.

So even though the Seahawks are at Indy for week three and the Colts have an even better defense than the Chicago Bears it still makes sense to start Mike Teel over Seneca Wallace and Matt Hasselbeck.

NOTE: I was on 950 KJR in Seattle with Ian Furness and talked about this same idea and Ian completely agreed with me that it makes sense to start Mike Teel for the Seattle Seahawks.