Matt Hasselbeck plans to retire from the NFL after the 2014 season and some fans are probably wondering why.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Matt Hasselbeck was cut from the Titans earlier this only to be picked up by the Colts.
Matt Hassebeck has been serving as a backup to Andrew Luck but their team has roughly two years worth of NFL games to go before Matt Hasselbeck retires for good. Speaking to reporters, he said he’s hoping his final two years will cap off his career:
“I’d like to do one more year then call it a career. I’m hoping for a good year this year and next. That’s why I’m excited to be here rather than some other place. I feel good about our chances and the team we have. And I believe in Andrew (Luck).”
Matt Hasselbeck’s retirement planning is probably going to be cushy compared to most seniors (I know he’s not that old). He’ll be earning $7.25 with his Colts contract and it sounds like the 38-year-old NFL veteran won’t sign any extensions or go to another team.
Unfortunately, Matt Hasselbeck never earned a Super Bowl ring during his career. The closet he’s ever come is with the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, but the team lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since then Matt Hasselbeck has not been back to the Super Bowl. But after winning the Sunday game against the Denver Broncos the Colts are among the AFC’s top contenders so it’s possible Matt Hasselbeck could see his wish fulfilled come spring.
Matt Hasselbeck’s NFL career stats include 34,554 passing yards with a 60.4 completion percentage. He’s thrown 201 touchdowns compared to 147 interceptions in 195 games.
As Matt Hasselbeck plans to retire from the NFL, do you think he’s planning too far in advance or should he wait until he’s certain?