Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and coach Mike Holmgren are beginning their eighth season together. Only five teams have a QB-coach combo that have been together for five years or more.

Only one NFL quarterback-coach combo has been together longer than the Seahawks’ Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren. Donovan McNabb and coach Andy Reid came to the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999, two years before Hasselbeck’s first start for the Seahawks.

Only five quarterbacks expected to be starters this season have played at least five seasons with their current head coach:

Bill Reader, The Seattle Times

Quarterback Coach Team First year* W-L**
Donovan McNabb Andy Reid Philadelphia 1999 73-39
Tom Brady Bill Belichick New England 2001 86-24
Matt Hasselbeck Mike Holmgren Seattle 2001 57-39
Peyton Manning Tony Dungy Indianapolis 2002 73-23
Jake Delhomme John Fox Carolina 2003 37-26
*First year together as a starter and head coach on their current team. **Regular-season record in games started by QB