Originally written on Know It All Football  |  Last updated 3/19/13
According to ESPN’s Adam Shefter, the Indianapolis Colts will be signing quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. This may be considered a non-news story to some, but peeling back the layers, this is huge. You could argue that there isn’t a more important position on the football field than backup quarterback, yet so many teams continue to fill the spot with nobodies — guys who you would never trust the keys to your franchise to. The Minnesota Vikings were hit the hardest by this last season, when the lack of a quality backup quarterback went a long way in costing them a playoff win vs the Packers. Hasselbeck’s presence on the Colts roster makes them easily the most stable team in the NFL at the position. The whole point of having a backup at any position is to minimize the impact of losing your starter by way of minimizing talent drop-off. I’m not just talking about physical talent, especially at the quarterback position. Quarterback talent has as much to do with the neck up as it does with th...
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