Which free agents should the Colts re-sign?
Should he be re-signed: Maybe?
This one is difficult. On the one hand, Hasselbeck helped the Colts win a number of games and was one tough old dude playing through multiple injuries (and one bout of food poisoning). On the other, he’s going to be 41 early in the season and you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank.
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Hasselbeck gets a lot of praise, but the Colts won a few of their games in spite of his play on the field, not because of it. It is also tough for outsiders to put a value on what he means to the offense and Luck’s development. Luck has at times praised him for what he’s meant to the team, so it is difficult to completely measure his value.
The Colts spent $3 million on him last season, which seems like a bargain considering he helped keep the season afloat. Hasselbeck is still deciding whether or not he wants to return. If he doesn’t, the Colts should look at Josh Freeman at backup who played well with less than a week to learn the playbook. With Luck’s upcoming contract, paying $3 mil for a backup would be excessive.
Hopefully backup QB won’t matter next season.