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Matt Hasselbeck | Quarterback

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (40) / 9/25/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
College: Boston College
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Matt Hasselbeck completed 23-of-32 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons.
He scrambled three times for eight yards. Hasselbeck has severe physical limitations at age 40, but he's been able to compensate for them by playing smart, savvy football and getting the ball out of his hands quickly. Hasselbeck is now 3-0 as the Colts' spot starter, and Andrew Luck (kidney) isn't due back for at least three more games. Indy will host the surging Buccaneers in Week 12. Nov 22 - 5:13 PM

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With Andrew Luck (kidney) sidelined, Matt Hasselbeck will be the Colts' starter after their Week 10 bye.

Luck will be sidelined anywhere from 2-6 weeks. Even with the bye thrown in, Hasselbeck should make at least two starts. Hasselbeck fared well in two appearances last month, but is obviously a severe downgrade for Indy's offense. New OC Rob Chudzinski figures to lean on Frank Gore and Ahmad Bradshaw in the running game, while T.Y. Hilton is now merely a mid-range WR2. Donte Moncrief can't be considered more than a boom-or-bust WR3. Hasselbeck will be a middling streamer against the Falcons' middle-of-the-road pass defense in Week 11.
Nov 10 - 3:16 PM

Matt Hasselbeck said he is still not over the bacterial infection which threatened to sideline him Week 5 against the Texans.

"A really crazy, weird, unpleasant, fun couple of weeks," Hasselbeck said of the illness. "I’m thinking either tomorrow or Friday I’ll start to really feel like myself again." Considering how bad the illness turned out to be, it is shocking he was able to both play and lead the Colts to victory against the Texans three weeks ago. It sounds like Hasselbeck should be good to go if needed as Andrew Luck's backup.
Oct 29 - 10:05 AM

Matt Hasselbeck completed 18-of-29 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns in Indianapolis' 27-20, Week 5 win over the Texans.

Playing through a bacterial infection, Hasselbeck wasn't sure he'd be able to play all four quarters. Instead he not only led Indy to its second straight win without Andrew Luck, but revived Andre Johnson in the process. Hasselbeck has frighteningly-little arm strength at age 40, but made sure to lob his passes where only his wideouts could catch them, including a game-sealing 43-yard completion to T.Y. Hilton with 1:37 remaining. Barring a setback with Luck's shoulder, Hasselbeck will return to the bench for Indy's Week 6 showdown with the Patriots.
Oct 8 - 11:33 PM

Matt Hasselbeck (bacterial infection) "hopes" he can play all four quarters Thursday evening.

Per NFL Network's Stacy Dales, Hasselbeck remains on antibiotics, and his "energy levels are extremely low." With Andrew Luck (shoulder) not even active on an emergency basis, journeyman Josh Johnson would get the call if Hasselbeck's stomach sends him to the bench. Along with his Thursday counterpart, Ryan Mallett, Hasselbeck is a bottom-two quarterback for Week 5.
Oct 8 - 7:29 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck is still feeling the effects of a virus which kept him in the emergency room until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Hasselbeck is listed as questionable after missing practice with the illness on Tuesday, but he is fully expected to play and start Thursday night. Hasselbeck put up a decent game against the Jaguars Week 4, but on a short week and dealing with an illness, Hasselbeck is not a recommended fantasy play this week.
Oct 8 - 10:46 AM

Matt Hasselbeck (illness) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Texans.

Andrew Luck (shoulder) is supposedly on track to start, but was listed as questionable on Wednesday and was also expected to start last week, then did not. Hasselbeck practiced fully Wednesday and will get the start if Luck is held out against Houston.
Oct 7 - 8:36 PM

Matt Hasselbeck missed Tuesday's practice because of an illness.

Andrew Luck (shoulder) took most of the first-team reps. It's looking like Luck will make his return against Houston on Thursday night. Hasselbeck did a nice job versus Jacksonville (30-of-47, 282 yards, one touchdown) but probably won't be needed in Week 5.
Oct 6 - 3:43 PM

Matt Hasselbeck completed 30-of-47 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 4 overtime win over the Jaguars.

The Colts managed to outlast Jacksonville, but Hasselbeck held the entire offense back. Hasselbeck checked down to Coby Fleener for nine of his completions, including a two-yard touchdown. The Colts receivers dropped multiple passes and didn't show any timing with Hasselbeck. Indy was fortunate to come away with the win, with the Jaguars missing two game-winning field goals. Even if Andrew Luck doesn't return next week, Hasselbeck won't be on the streaming radar.
Oct 4 - 5:08 PM

The Colts will start Matt Hasselbeck Sunday against Jacksonville.

Andrew Luck (shoulder) will be inactive, and hopes to return this Thursday night against the Texans. They Colts may view Sunday's bout with Jacksonville as winnable with their dead-armed, 40-year-old backup. Hasselbeck will likely be asked to manage Sunday's game, while Indy features heavy doses of Frank Gore. The Colts opened the week favored by roughly nine points over the Jaguars. They're now down to 3-3.5 point favorites.
Oct 4 - 11:30 AM

Colts re-signed QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year, $3 million contract.

Seven months shy of his 40th birthday, Hasselbeck is returning for a third year of backing up Andrew Luck. Hasselbeck had appeared a candidate for retirement, as he actually called a game for FOX during the Colts' bye week last season. The longtime Seahawks starter has attempted just 56 passes the past two seasons, and appeared slight when on the field. He'd likely be a disaster if forced into extended action, but the Colts clearly value his veteran "presence."
Feb 26 - 7:36 PM

Colts backup QB Matt Hasselbeck said he now wants to continue playing past 2014.

Hasselbeck is entering his age-39 season and the final year of his contract. Last October, Hasselbeck said this season would be his last. He's apparently had a change of heart and wants to remain Andrew Luck's backup for a couple more playoff runs in hopes of reaching the Super Bowl. We'll see how Hasselbeck feels after another grueling training camp and long season.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Colts backup QB Matt Hasselbeck plans to retire after the 2014 season.

"I’d like to do one more year than call it a career," Hasselbeck said. "I’m hoping for a good year this year and next." Hasselbeck has attempted just three passes behind Andrew Luck this season, but is signed through 2014. He was ineffective when pressed into action in 2012, but due a relatively affordable $2.25 million in 2014, he'll most likely be brought back. Hasselbeck turned 38 last month.
Source: FOX Sports
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Colts agreed to terms with QB Matt Hasselbeck, formerly of the Titans, on a two-year, $8 million contract.

Hasselbeck was released just five hours ago, but the Colts moved fast on the soon-to-be 38-year-old. Replacing Drew Stanton as the backup to Andrew Luck, grizzled vet Hasselbeck will be a nice sounding board for the second-year quarterback. With OC Pep Hamilton installing a more dink-and-dunk West Coast offense, Hasselbeck will be capable of stepping in should Luck miss time with injury.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 09:21:00 PM

USA Today reports the Colts are already in discussions with free agent Matt Hasselbeck to make him their backup quarterback.

Mike Garafolo says the two sides "could soon agree" to a deal. Hasselbeck, 38 in September, isn't interested in finding a team where he can compete for a starting job, but a place where he has a shot to get back to the playoffs.
Source: USA Today
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 06:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Matt Hasselbeck
RB1Frank Gore
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3Dan Herron
GLB1Frank Gore
2Ahmad Bradshaw
3RB1Frank Gore
2Ahmad Bradshaw
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Andre Johnson
3Griff Whalen
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Phillip Dorsett
3Quan Bray
WR31Andre Johnson
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Coby Fleener
3Jack Doyle
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Joe Reitz
LG1Lance Louis
2Hugh Thornton
C1Khaled Holmes
2Jonotthan Harrison
RG1Todd Herremans
RT1Jack Mewhort
2Denzelle Good
K1Adam Vinatieri