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Report: Matt Hasselbeck close to deal with Indianapolis Colts

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It appears that Matt Hasselbeck won't be out of work for long.

Bob Levey

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Matt Hasselbeck already has a likely landing spot - with Colts + Andrew Luck: <a href="http://t.co/Me9LXu2ZQO" title="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2013/03/18/tennessee-titans-matt-hasselbeck/1997661/">usatoday.com/story/sports/n…</a> (Might take few mins for updated story)</p>&mdash; Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/313779888358313984">March 18, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Well this one hurts a little bit, but it appears that Matt Hasselbeck is on the verge of signing a deal with the Indianapolis Colts. That report says that Hasselbeck is not looking for the best place to get a starting job, but the best shot at winning a Super Bowl. Those two things are mutually exclusive for Matthew at 37 because he isn't getting a starting job on a good team.

It will be interesting to see how much money he ends up getting. His base would have been $5.5 million with the Titans. That is a big number for a backup quarterback, but those guys are making really good money these days. The deal Matt Cassel signed last week with the Vikings will pay him about $3.7 million according to ESPN.

I also think it is debatable how close the Colts are to winning a Super Bowl. They made the playoffs last year, but they were still quite a ways from the elite teams of the AFC.