The Indianapolis Colts announced they have signed Matt Hasselbeck. It is a two-year agreement for $8 million, according to the Indianapolis Colts.
This is good news for any Seahawks fans for two reasons:
1. He’s not coming to Arizona.
Not that Hasselbeck would shift the balance of power in the division all by himself, but anyone who has watched Larry Fitzgerald knows that opponents are best served by having Arizona remain an unambiguous mess at quarterback. The fact that the depth chart is now a combination platter of Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley and John Skelton in Arizona constitutes a mess.
2. The Jags didn’t get Hasselbeck.
Why would this matter? Well, if Seattle is going to move Matt Flynn — and it seems increasingly likely that the Seahawks won’t — the Jags would be one of the leading candidates. Head coach Gus Bradley knows Flynn from last season here in Seattle. Jedd Fisch is the Jags offensive coordinator, and he coached Hasselbeck for the Seahawks in 2010. For now, the Jags remain a candidate to acquire Flynn. And anyone who questions Flynn’s price as a backup at more than $5 million should look at Hasselbeck’s $4 million annual average. That’s the price of a quality backup.