The starter was Matt Hasselbeck, the Seahawks’ starter from 2001-10; while the backup was Jake Locker, the rookie from the University of Washington and the Titans’ first-round draft choice last year. Football fans in the Seattle – and of the Seahawks – took notice.
“I never thought the Titans would be so popular in Seattle,” Ruston Webster, the Titans’ newly promoted general manager, joked this morning after his podium stint at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Webster also has those ties, as he worked as the Seahawks’ vice president of player personnel from 2006-09.
At the podium, Webster offered this on Hasselbeck’s impact in his first season with the Titans, “His ability to work with the receivers and really his ability to command an offense and manage a game and get the ball to the right people without zeroing in on one guy, I think was huge.”