Matt Hasselbeck is technically going to be the backup quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, but he should actually have the title of ‘coach’ in his job description as well. I really liked the Colts’ signing of the veteran QB, as it just made since to have an experienced backup for Andrew Luck.
You can’t really say that Hasselbeck has ‘done it all’ in his career, but he has started 152 regular season games in 14 years. Of course he also led the Seattle Seahawks all the way to the Super Bowl back in 2006, only to come up a bit short.
The 37-year old is the perfect guy to have behind Luck. He has a wealth of knowledge to pass down, and if the unthinkable happened, he could still step in and lead the Colts to a victory. At this point in his career, Hasselbeck is now one of those players who will basically act as a player/coach. To me, that’s exactly the type of guy you want to have around a future All-Pro.
There’s really not a whole lot else to say about the veteran QB’s role in Indianapolis, because frankly, he’s a player that shouldn’t see the field a whole lot in 2013. His career is obviously winding down, but he did sign a two-year deal with the Colts, and most think he will retire at the end of 2014. I won’t be shocked if he continues to stay around longer than that, though, because he could make a heck of a lot of money in this player/coach role.
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