Matt Hasselbeck was one of a long string of Green Bay Packers backup quarterbacks who sat behind Brett Favre for a few years, was traded, and went on to have some significant success in the NFL with another team. He also is known for having a great, self-deprecating sense of humor. Today was an example of the latter in full force.
This afternoon, the Packers' 6th-round pick in 1998 tweeted out a photo of an college football card that detailed his stats at Boston College:
That in turn led him to show his appreciation for being selected in the NFL Draft, despite the lack of impressive numbers:
I'd like to publicly thank Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren, Andy Reid, & the entire Green Bay Packers organization for drafting me w/ these stats.— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) January 7, 2016
Hasselbeck spent three years in the Packers organization before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Draft Day 2001, a move which bumped the Packers up seven spots in the first round and netted them an extra third-round pick. He earned three trips to the Pro Bowl during his time in Seattle and helped lead that organization to the Super Bowl after the 2005 season, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He then landed in Tennessee in 2011, when he started for one full season. Since 2013, he has backed up Andrew Luck in Indianapolis and started eight games this season.
Despite a very solid NFL career, Hasselbeck had little success in six games against the team that drafted him, as Seattle won just one regular season game while Green Bay was victorious in both playoff battles. His most memorable moment against the Packers was throwing an pick-six in overtime to Al Harris during the 2003 playoffs.