Originally written on Everything Colts  |  Last updated 10/24/14
The Colts have reached a deal with Matt Hasselbeck, hours after being released from the Titans.That didn't take long! The Colts have now found a proven veteran backup who will mentor Andrew Luck. Although Chandler Harnish was expected to become the backup, he is still not proven and it's unknown whether he can be a quality backup.With Hasselbeck, Luck will get a good veteran presence that will help him grow. He is like Andrew Luck's 2nd quarterback coach. He will only help Luck grow as a quarterback.Also, let's say Luck goes down with an injury, Hasselbeck can step in and do relatively well. He looked solid as a backup in Tennessee. With Harnish, who knows if he would do well. With Hasselbeck, he get a solid presence that can jump in the action and do well. He is a quality player with tons of experience. That's what you want from your backup when you have a young starter.The details of the contract are still unknown, but it's probably a one or two year deal.
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