Have the Seattle Seahawks created their own quarterback controversy?
Pete Carroll began his tenure in Seattle speaking highly of incumbent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. While his tone hasn't changed, the actions by the organization seem to indicate that the future plans may not include Hasselbeck.
That isn't too surprising considering that Hasselbeck's contract is up after 2010, and most people do not envision him staying productive for more than a couple more years.
It appears that the Seahawks are exploring all of their options and deciding whether they should make the move now through free agency or trade, or invest a draft pick and have them learn behind Hasselbeck.
The news floating around over the last couple days seems to indicate that Seattle is more than willing to find a solution through an established player.
Either way, Seattle has put themselves in a position where they need to do something.
By trading away their back-up, Seattle has indicated that they don't believe they have the quarterback of the future.
You don't trade away your back up when your starter is injury prone and towards the end of his career, unless you plan on doing something.
Here is a look at the current QB's on the roster and names that have been connected with the Seahawks, and some pros and cons for each: