The Indianapolis Colts are in desperate need of finding help at the quarterback position with Andrew Luck out and Matt Hasselbeck possibly being out. He talked to the media and said he wasn’t sure if he would play this coming week against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an important AFC South division game.
“I don’t know about that yet,” Hasselbeck said. “I would hope that I could (play). I did get X-rays and I’m in a little bit of pain. I got hit on the top of the head and kind of just got my head compressed into my neck.”
Hasselbeck is 40 years old which is a big concern for the Colts. His body doesn’t heal quite as quickly as Luck’s body does. If the Colts don’t have him on Sunday against the Jaguars, it would mean that the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart would be Charlie Whitehurst.
Throughout the 2015 season, Hasselbeck has ended up starting in five games. He has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,192 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions.
Before last night’s blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hasselbeck had been able to lead the Colts to an undefeated record in his four previous starts. That being said, it will be interesting to see what the Colts look like in Week 14 if Whitehurts does have to start.
Perhaps the Colts could go out and try to bring in another quarterback to back Whitehurst up. If they can find a better starting option, that would be the way to go.
Expect to hear more news on Hasselbeck over the next few days, but don’t be surprised if he is forced to sit out Week 14 action.
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