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Matt Hasselbeck Once Threw To An Insurance Salesman

This is is funny story. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck started out his career as an unheralded sixth-round pick with the Green Bay Packers. He spent his first season with the team on the practice squad. He then went on to bigger and better things during a 17-year NFL career.

It wasn’t always pretty for Hasselbeck, though. Obviously, he had to struggle to make the roster early on.

Hasselbeck played at Boston College. So what did he do in the offseason? Went back to Boston and threw the ball to any chump who agreed to catch it, apparently.

Amusing. Not only that Hasselbeck was throwing to an insurance salesman, but that that guy would have to get a head start to account for the speed of Hasselbeck’s teammates.

Couldn’t Hasselbeck find any former BC teammates or current Boston College players to throw to? Maybe nobody liked him.

After two years as Brett Favre’s backup with the Packers, Hasselbeck was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2001. There he re-joined The Walrus and became a three-time Pro Bowler.

All thanks to some insurance salesman in Boston.

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. Pack Attack July 9, 2018

    Cant help but think of 31 the dirty one every time i see hasselbacks name. As I’m sure most packer fans do.

  2. PF4L July 9, 2018

    “We want the ball and were gonna score.”

    I have mad respect for Mike Holmgren, just love that dude.

    I don’t know what would have become of Hasselbeck, but if Holmgren didn’t take Favre under his wing, teach him, and have the patience of an angel, i truly believe Favre would have had a successful career as a house painter back in Kiln Ms.