Indianapolis Colts veteran backup QB Matt Hasselbeck was once one of the top ten QBs in the league while with the Seattle Seahawks, and the accurate passer kept things ticking as a member of a couple of very good Seahawks teams in the mid-2000s. The 38-year-old Boston College grad told FOX Sports’s Alex Marvez that he plans on retiring upon the completion of the 2014 season, and that is also the final year of his contract with the Colts.
He said, I’d like to do one more year than call it a career. I’m hoping for a good year this year and next.
“That’s why I’m excited to be here rather than some other place. I feel good about our chances and the team we have. And I believe in Andrew (Luck).”
I hope everyone believes in Andrew Luck.
Hasselbeck has played at a decent level over the past couple of seasons, as he was the stopgap QB with the Tennessee Titans for promising young gun Jake Locker. I’ve always enjoyed watching Hasselbeck play throughout this career, and he’s definitely going to be remembered by Seattle Seahawks fans for quite some time. The man made it to three Pro Bowls, and he was a solid quarterback during the prime of his career. He’s not going to get many significant accolades after he retires, but there is little doubt that Hasselbeck was a good QB in this league and even under-appreciated a little bit by some.