Indianapolis Colts Make Great Addition in Matt Hasselbeck

By Dan Parzych
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Last season, the Indianapolis Colts turned out to be one of the biggest surprises with rookie Andrew Luck under center. For player facing plenty of pressure after replacing Peyton Manning, many expected Luck to go through the usual struggles as a rookie, but that was far from the case as he led the Colts to the playoffs–which is pretty impressive considering the team finished with just two wins in 2011.

Expectations will be high for Luck and the Colts once again in 2013, but at least they’ll have a reliable veteran quarterback to mentor the former No. 1 pick heading into his second season.

Indianapolis agreed to a two-year deal with Matt Hasselbeck this week to backup Luck and despite his recent release from the Tennessee Titans–this is a great addition for the Colts. Hasselbeck has plenty of experience when it comes to being a quarterback in the NFL and he’s shown great leadership throughout his career–whether it was as a starter or a backup.

Now, Hasselbeck will have the chance to mentor one of the league’s up-and-coming quarterbacks in Luck and give the Colts insurance if anything were to happen to their star quarterback.

Nobody could have predicted Indianapolis to emerge as a playoff contender last season and they will have the chance to make some serious noise once again in 2013 now that Luck has a year of experience under his belt. The addition of Hasselbeck may have seemed like a surprise, but it was certainly the right move for the Colts heading into next season.

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