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Matt Hasselbeck says farewell to Colts, Indianapolis

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Over the weekend, Michael Silver of NFL Media reported that the Colts are not planning to bring veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back for another season as Andrew Luck’s backup.

Hasselbeck will become a free agent next week so there’s no formal move to make on the Colts’ end to confirm that Hasselbeck’s time in Indianapolis is done. Hasselbeck provided confirmation of his own via Twitter on Monday, though.

“Amazing experience w/ Colts. My family & I are grateful to you Indianapolis. Many great friends, you will be missed!” Hasselbeck wrote.

Hasselbeck spent three years with the Colts and made eight starts last season while Luck was out of the lineup with injuries. Hasselbeck suffered a few injuries of his own behind Indy’s leaky offensive line, but played well enough that he should have offers for next season from other clubs if he’s looking to continue his career for an 18th season.

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15 Responses to “Matt Hasselbeck says farewell to Colts, Indianapolis”
  1. coltzfan166 says: Feb 29, 2016 5:55 PM

    Possible return to Seattle as Wilson’s backup? Guess it depends how much pride he has

  2. TeamBalco says: Feb 29, 2016 6:02 PM


    Play one last year with some familiar faces.

    This way Browns can draft Lynch at the top of round two.

  3. calvinisthobbesian says: Feb 29, 2016 6:15 PM

    Hasselbeck deserves thanks for the work he put in for the Colts. If he decides to play next season I hope he signs with a team whose offensive line can protect him better than he was protected this season.

  4. jph_gsg says: Feb 29, 2016 6:16 PM

    The eagles need a starting quarterback…

  5. axespray says: Feb 29, 2016 6:21 PM


  6. dedicatedhawkfan says: Feb 29, 2016 6:23 PM

    c’mon home to Seattle and retire as a Seahawk. Hey front office… would be the right thing to do

  7. charliecharger says: Feb 29, 2016 6:53 PM

    Retire and keep your health Matt. You don’t need to keep playing football. Take care of your health. Enjoy your family. You had a great career.

  8. Johnny Drunk says: Feb 29, 2016 7:04 PM

    get rid of the only qb on your team that actually won games

  9. themboys5150 says: Feb 29, 2016 7:21 PM

    Love the comments!! He should come back! Why not!! Old Man hung in there in Indy starting 8 games.. Not a bad guy to have around..

  10. noneckinc says: Feb 29, 2016 7:26 PM

    Would love the Eagles to sign him cut Sanchez as a solid backup

  11. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Feb 29, 2016 7:52 PM

    Class guy and he showed he still has something in the tank. With the sorry state of quarterbacking in the league there is a place out there for him no doubt about it, it’s a matter of whether or not it’s a place he is interested in going.

  12. zo121179 says: Feb 29, 2016 7:59 PM

    I wouldn’t say goodbye to this place. I wish somebody would’ve told me they don’t sell hooch on Sundays around here because of religious reasons, but booze sales on Christmas and Good Friday’s are allowed because it doesn’t fall on the Sabbath. He’s leaving and I’m not. Jealous.

  13. captainwhodat says: Feb 29, 2016 8:18 PM

    Hasselbeck > Grigson

  14. steelerben says: Mar 1, 2016 9:16 AM

    I wouldn’t mind him coming to Pittsburgh for a season or two to back up Ben. You know #7 is going to miss at least one game and I feel a lot more comfortable with Hasselbeck than I would Vick.

  15. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 1, 2016 10:24 AM

    This guy should’ve been starting for a team the last few years…

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