When you are the 40-year old starting quarterback of a team that is leading their division and is 4-0 with you as the starter, it turns out you are probably going to get "randomly" drug tested.
At least, that's what happened to Matt Hasselbeck. The Colts' quarterback tweeted out early this morning that he had been selected for the random drug test.
Random drug testing.— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) December 2, 2015
Hasselbeck, of course, is defying the odds of what a 40-year old quarterback should be able to do and just had his best performance of the season on Sunday. Against the Buccaneers, Hasselbeck completed 26 of 42 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns without an interception, leading the Colts to their first double-digit victory of the season. In four games as the starter, Hasselbeck has completed 64.7% of his passes for 1,023 yards and 7 touchdowns with just 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 94.4, helping to lead the Colts to a 4-0 record during those games. He has, without a doubt, been fantastic.
So fantastic, it seems, that the "random" drug testing noticed. It's not the first time that has happened to a veteran Colts player who is exceeding expectations at his age, as last season kicker Adam Vinatieri was "randomly" drug tested after hitting a 53-yard kick with ease.
Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 5, 2015
If that's what Hasselbeck and Vinatieri get for playing so well at their age, I'm sure they'll gladly take the drug test. Let's just hope that they continue being good enough to get randomly drug tested - maybe even next week after the game against the Steelers.