The Indianapolis Colts announced that they’ve signed veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck to a one-year contract extension Thursday.
The @Colts have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on a one-year contract extension. No worry on a backup quarterback for 2015
— Kevin Bowen (@KBowen1070) February 27, 2015
Excited to be back with my @Colts teammates!
— Matt Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) February 27, 2015
Ian Rapoport reports that Hasselbeck’s new contract is worth $3 million.
Hasselbeck, 39, finished out his two-year contract worth $7.25 million that included $3 million guaranteed and was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.
Given where Hasselbeck is in his career, it was unlikely that he was going to test the open market. A return to the Colts really makes sense for both sides.
In 2014, Hasselbeck appeared in four games and threw for 301 yards while completing 68.2 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing 86 total snaps.