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ESPN's Matt Hasselbeck Reveals NFL Team Approached Him About Playing

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The last time Matt Hasselbeck was on an NFL roster was with the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. He started eight games for the team as Andrew Luck dealt with a significant kidney injury that sidelined him for the majority of the 2015 campaign.

After that season, Hasselbeck called it a career. He signed a one-day contract with the Seattle Seahawks to retire as a member of the organization where he spent the majority of his career.

Despite not seeing the field since 2015, Hasselbeck revealed an NFL franchise reached out to the now-ESPN NFL analyst to see if he was in shape and available to sign.

According to Kevin Clark of The Ringer, Hasselbeck was called by a "contending" team this year. The 43-year-old would have been the oldest quarterback in the NFL if he said yes, but it appears he's content to analyze the game rather than facing the opposition head-on.

So, which team reached out to Hasselbeck? The quarterback didn't say, but one team makes a ton of sense.

The Tennessee Titans were plagued by injuries to starting quarterback Marcus Mariota throughout the season and seem like a viable landing spot for Hasselbeck as they fought for the playoffs.

Two other potential landing spots would have been the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals - though they weren't exactly in the playoff hunt late in the season.