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#pounditThursday, February 2, 2023

Tim Hasselbeck calls brother Matt a ’40-year-old backup’

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ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck was brutally honest Tuesday when asked to assess how his brother Matt would hold up as Indianapolis’s starting quarterback.

“They have a 40-year-old backup that maybe has to play for six weeks, get you all the way to Week 16 of the NFL season before you potentially get Andrew Luck back,” Hasselbeck said on ESPN, via Pro Football Talk. “I know my brother played well in the two games he started this season, but I think anyone can attest, it’s one thing when it’s a shorter injury and you have a backup that’s going to play one week, two weeks, three weeks maybe. We’re in a situation where they have a 40-year-old quarterback that’s potentially going to play half of their football games this year. Half of them!”

Tim Hasselbeck’s honesty is appreciated here, and frankly, he’s right. It’s hard to hold up at 40 as a quarterback, and with Andrew Luck out for a while, the Colts will have to hold their breath with Hasselbeck.

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