Colts new backup QB Matt Hasselbeck wanted to start ... but he wants a Super Bowl even more
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 8, 2013
Hasselbeck opted for door No. 2 and became the backup to Andrew Luck with the Colts. It’s also easier for Hasselbeck to say that because he feels convinced that Luck is the kind of quarterback who can win a Super Bowl. That belonged to Andrew Luck, and it would for some time. Hasselbeck knew this. He wavered. It’s easier for Hasselbeck to say that because there weren’t many appealing teams making moves for veteran starters this offseason, but you can certainly understand why a player with extensive starting experience with good teams might prefer backing up on another one more than being front and center for a team headed for an early pick in the 2014 draft. No franchise chased harder than the Indianapolis Colts. He hadnt planned on a divorce from the Tennessee Titans, his third NFL team, yet there he stood: 37 years old, 14 seasons as a pro, and a free agent for the second time in three years.