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Matt Hasselbeck wants to stay with Colts beyond this season

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Matt Hasselbeck is getting set to enter his 17th season on an NFL roster. If he has any say in the matter, it won’t be his last.

After 11 seasons serving as a starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans, Hasselbeck has been relegated to mostly backup duties over the last two seasons. After passing the reins to Jake Locker in Tennessee, Hasselbeck is now the backup quarterback to Andrew Luck in Indianapolis.

Hasselbeck is in the final year of his contract with the Colts and hopes to remain with the franchise beyond the 2014 season.

“Ideally, that would be a dream come true,” Hasselbeck said, via Kevin Bowen of the team’s official website.

Hasselbeck only appeared in three games for the Colts last season. He completed 7 of 12 passes for 130 yards with an interception in his limited duty.

Luck is entering the third year of his rookie contract, meaning he will be able to renegotiate a new contract with the Colts after this season. While keeping a more expensive backup on the roster is easy to do when the starter isn’t making top dollar, if Luck cashes in for a new mega-deal next offseason, Hasselbeck’s veteran salary may become too much for the Colts to carry.

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14 Responses to “Matt Hasselbeck wants to stay with Colts beyond this season”
  1. dennisatunity says: Jul 8, 2014 2:33 AM

    Hasselbeck is a class act. I hope it all works out for him. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s a business and it’s all about salary cap and blah, blah, blah but I hope there is still a way to help a good guy (and a talented mentor, by the way).

  2. britishraven says: Jul 8, 2014 3:38 AM

    I forgot he was still in the league

  3. bengalskuta82 says: Jul 8, 2014 6:28 AM

    I though he said last year was going to be his last

  4. ytownjoe says: Jul 8, 2014 7:38 AM

    I think Matt is saying he is willing to work cheaper.

  5. qdog112 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:47 AM

    He’s with the Colts?

  6. andrewluck12 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:47 AM

    If you would have said 5 years ago the hasselbeck was going to be playing for the Colts I’d call you a bold faced liar. I’m glad to give him and I hope we can keep him for awhile longer.

  7. sportsfan18 says: Jul 8, 2014 8:00 AM

    It always comes down to money.

    I’ve not followed Matt’s career, but whenever I hear about him, it’s good things.

    I’d imagine at his age and with his experience, he’s a good guy to have around for a young QB, even one as good as Luck.

  8. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 8, 2014 8:25 AM

    Thanks for including the amount of the pricey veteran salary.

  9. fordmandalay says: Jul 8, 2014 8:51 AM

    Who wouldn’t want to keep getting paid millions for doing nothing?

  10. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 8, 2014 9:21 AM

    He was almost a Viking this offseason. When Rick Spielman asked Mike Zimmer what he wanted to do for a quarterback in free agency, Zimmer replied, “I want Matt Hasselbeck.” Spielman thought he said, “I want Matt Cassel back.” They still laugh about the misunderstanding.

  11. coltzfan166 says: Jul 8, 2014 10:41 AM

    He said at this time last year that 2014 would be his last year. He sure changed his mind quickly for a 38 year old.

  12. jkirby317 says: Jul 8, 2014 12:05 PM

    Why not stay on as long as you can? It is not like it is tough being a backup…

  13. jediwrstlr says: Jul 8, 2014 8:15 PM

    OMG!!!! HE IS STILL PLAYING!?!?!?!?!

  14. claymus1 says: Jul 9, 2014 3:04 PM

    Great dude…they are lucky to have him…perfect mentor for Luck. Intelligent , articulate and humble. He has pretty much seen it all.

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