The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on a one-year contract extension.
Hasselbeck was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on March 19, 2013. Over the past two seasons (2013-14), he served as quarterback Andrew Luck’s backup and played in seven games, completing 37-of-56 passes for 431 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a 93.7 passer rating.
Hasselbeck, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, has appeared in 201 games (152 starts) over his 16-year NFL career. He has completed 3,066-of-5,074 passes for 34,948 yards, 203 touchdowns and 148 interceptions for a passer rating of 82.3. He currently ranks fifth among active quarterbacks in attempts, seventh in completions, eighth in passing yards and 10th in passing touchdowns. In the postseason, he has started 11 games, completing 237-of-406 passes for 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions for an 84.4 rating. He holds 22 career 300-yard passing performances in the regular season and two in the postseason.
Hasselbeck joined the Colts after playing two seasons (2011-2012) with the Tennessee Titans. Prior to joining the Titans, he spent 10 seasons (2001-2010) with the Seattle Seahawks where he led the team to six postseason berths and their first Super Bowl appearance in 2005. Hasselbeck was originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round (187th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft and spent three seasons with the Packers before being traded to the Seahawks prior to the start of the 2001 campaign.