QB - FA
Week 17 Outlook
Matt Hasselbeck announced his retirement as expected on Wednesday. He will join ESPN according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Matt Hasselbeck finished his career with 36,638 passing yards, 212 touchdown passes and 153 interceptions. The 40-year old is a three-time Pro Bowler and led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl in 2005.
The Indianapolis Colts informed veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck that he is not in the organizations "plans" for 2016. Josh Freeman is expected to be Andrew Luck's backup next year.
This could be the end of Matt Hasselbeck's career in the NFL. The aging quarterback will turn 41 in September and could decide to walk away rather than start anew elsewhere.
Matt Hasselbeck has told ESPN that he is "strongly leaning toward" returning for his 18th NFL season in 2016.
The against Matt Hasselbeck started half the season in 2015 due to multiple injuries to Andrew Luck. In Luck's absence, Hasselbeck played well enough to keep the team in playoff contention in a weak AFC South.
Hasselbeck is incredibly banged up and is done for the day. He finished going 8-for-15 and 99 yards with one sack against Miami.
Charlie Whitehurst will fill in while Hasselbeck is out.
Hasselbeck wins my vote for the 40 and over Ironman Award. He seems to have ailments in every part of his body but strangely enough, is the Colts best option at QB in the season's most important game.
I love underdog stories, but Hasselbeck is not a wise option this week, especially since for many it is the final game of the season.