Backup Quarterback was cut by Tennessee in the morning, and had signed with Indianapolis by late afternoon.
Matt Hasselbeck has signed a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, the same day he was released by the Tennessee Titans.
With backup QB Drew Stanton moving to Arizona Cardinals to challenge for the starting job there, Indianapolis Colts needed to find a backup for Andrew Luck.
Luck was certainly with the Colts as they could not have asked for a better day to pick one up. On Monday, Tennessee Titans cut backup QB Mat Hasselbeck, as they believed that the cap space he was taking up was too large for the role he was playing.
By the end of the evening, Hasselbeck had already landed in Indy, and was signing a contract that would have him as the insurance policy in case Luck went down injured.
Hasselbeck will be 38 when the season starts, and will no doubt finish his career with the Colts.
He also brings a wealth of experience with him, including a Super Bowl appearance with the Seattle Seahawks in 2005, so there is no doubt he can pass on his knowledge of being able to cope on the big stage with the young Quarterback.
Luck was sacked 41 times last season. If one of those hits in the coming campaign causes an injury, the Colts coaching staff will feel okay knowing that they have a proven winner taking over the position.