INDIANAPOLIS – Backup quarterback won't be an offseason worry for the Colts in 2015.
On Thursday night, the Colts agreed to terms with Matt Hasselbeck on a one-year contract extension.
Hasselbeck has been Andrew Luck's backup for the last two seasons, providing plenty of veteran insight for the three-time Pro Bowler.
The 39-year old Hasselbeck (will turn 40 in September) showed that he can still play at a high level during some extended action this season.
In seven games the last two years, Hasselbeck has thrown for 431 yards (37-of-56 passing), two touchdowns and one interception for a 93.7 passer rating.
While Luck has been the main beneficiary of Hasselbeck's 200-plus games of NFL experience, other offensive players have spoken highly of what the backup has offered.
The 2015 campaign will mark the 18th NFL season for Hasselbeck.
In keeping Hasselbeck, the Colts now have 12 unrestricted free agents before the new league year begins on March 10.