Matt Hasselbeck has been a Seattle Seahawk forever. He has been through the good times (an appearance in Super Bowl XL) and the bad times (4-12 in 2008, 5-11 last year).
Though he is getting old, Hasselbeck is showing this year that he can still be the leader of his team. He has guided the Seahawks to a surprising 2-1 record.
Seattle looks like the front-runner in the NFC West with the complete collapse of the preseason favorite San Francisco 49ers.
But to make the playoffs, the Seahawks will need to rely on the right arm of Hasselbeck. And from all indications, he is up to the task (excluding his three interception performance against the Broncos).
Here are five reasons Hasselbeck will be able to lead his team to the playoffs this year.