In 2004, Hasselbeck won the 2004 NFL Quarterback Challenge.
In 2005, Hasselbeck had one of his most productive career performances, earning the highest passer rating in the NFC, and leading the Seahawks to the playoffs for the third consecutive year. He led his team to Super Bowl XL in which he lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was the starting quarterback for the NFC in the 2006 Pro Bowl.
Hasselbeck led the Seahawks to a 4-1 record to start the 2006 season before being seriously injured on Week 7. Minnesota linebacker E.J. Henderson rolled into Hasselbeck's right leg. The result was a second degree MCL sprain, causing Hasselbeck to miss four games. Hasselbeck contended that Henderson could have avoided injuring him. Upon returning he subsequently broke fingers on his non-throwing hand, but continued to lead his team to a 9-7 record and to the divisional round of the postseason. The fourth-seeded Seahawks defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a point in the wild card round in Seattle, then lost at top-seeded Chicago in overtime, 27-24.
In 2007, Hasselbeck led his team to its fourth consecutive division title and fifth consecutive playoff appearance with 3,966 passing yards, 28 touchdowns (both career highs), 62.6% completion percentage, and a 91.4 quarterback rating. He threw for 229 yards in a 35-14 NFC Wild Card victory over the Washington Redskins. The third-seeded Seahawks would fall in the divisional round to the NFC's #2 seed Green Bay, losing 42-20 in the snow at Lambeau Field despite an early 14-0 lead.
Hasselbeck set career highs in yards, attempts, and touchdown passes in the 2007 season, and was elected to his third Pro Bowl.
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His younger brother, Tim, is a former backup quarterback in the NFL. He is a sports analyst for the SportsNet New York network and radio personality on the Sirius Radio network. Tim is married to The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
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