The disappointing takeaway here is that we've probably seen the last of Hasselbeck. The 40 year old had a heroic run in Indy this season that included a 4-0 start as a backup before getting absolutely brutalized. He struggled to finish games with a countless combination of injuries including a jaw issue that left him on a liquid diet.
"I've had to answer the question so many times it did dawn on me that, 'Hey, if I'm not able to play next week, what if that was the last time I played. What if?'" Hasselbeck said, via ESPN.com. "I don't know, I really don't feel like anything has changed in my mind. I think it's going to be one of those things when the season is over, sit down and think about it and evaluate it. It has been a little bit of a different season."