What Kind Of Guy Is Matt Hasselbeck? Let Me Tell You.

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If you give some people an inch, they’ll take a mile.

If you give Matt Hasselbeck an inch, he’ll give you a mile.

Ask him about his jacket, he’ll give you a story about the day he bought it. Ask him about his belt, he’ll tell you about the one he bought Andrew Luck for Christmas (that he still refuses to wear). Ask him about Adam Vinatieri’s birthday and he’ll replay the story of how he ended up sitting next to him on a flight and how key the conversation they had would be in deciding to come to Indianapolis to play for the Colts.

You saw it on the field too.

Put him in the game at 40 years old, bacterial infection festering in his gut. He’ll fight through the cramps, the sweats, the shakes, and the other unpleasantries to win the game. He’ll go to the hospital, get out, and do it all over again.

Because that’s the kind of guy he is.

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Matt Hasselbeck doesn’t just make a team better, he makes everyone on the team better just by his nature, the way he lives his life, and the way he plays the game.

In his three years as a Colt, to say he was loved by his teammates would be an understatement. They adored him. You could see it in their eyes when they talked about him.

When Andrew Luck got injured last season and Hasselbeck stepped in, the players didn’t just rally around him, they rallied for him. They played their hearts out for him. And they celebrated for him with a joy that couldn’t be confined to Lucas Oil Stadium. It spilled out the roof, spread across the city, and swept fans up in a feel-good high that lingered for days.

In a season that seemed to start with clouds and finish with storms, Hasselbeck was the bright ray of sunshine we so needed and craved.

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Though we hate to see him go, Matt Hasselbeck is leaving the Colts better than he found them. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Colts gave Matt Hasselbeck three seasons. He gave them an impact to last a lifetime.

Because that’s the kind of guy he is.

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