Skip to main content

On this date: Matt Hasselbeck signed, Shaun Alexander gets franchise tag

A look at some memorable moments in Seahawks history that occurred on Feb. 22



Matt Hasselbeck is signed to a multi-year contract and Shaun Alexander is given the franchise tag. Both would be instrumental in the Seahawks' run to the Super Bowl that season. Alexander scored a then-league record 28 touchdowns and led the NFL in rushing while being voted league MVP, while Hasselbeck passed for 3,459 yards and 24 touchdowns in compiling a career-best 98.2 passer rating.


Tom Flores is named president and general manager to replace Mike McCormack. Flores became head coach in 1992, replacing Chuck Knox.


Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Sinclair is released. Sinclair leaves after producing 73.5 career sacks, including a league-leading 16.5 in 1998, to rank second in franchise history to Jacob Green (116).

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.