It wasn't a question of if, it was when and how.
The Washington Redskins announced today that they had released quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. The writing was on the wall after the team drafted quarterback Jason Campbell in the first round of last month's draft.
Joe Gibbs made the decision after talking to the player and his agent.
Said Gibbs: "Their preference is for Tim to be released from the team to be able pursue opportunities with other teams this offseason."
"As an organization, we think the world of Tim," Gibbs said. "We love what he did for us while he was here. We wish Tim all the best for his future."
Hasselbeck took over for an injured Patrick Ramsey in 2003 and played well in spots, not so well in others. In a late-season game against Dallas, he posted a quarterback rating of 0.00, thus setting a record that can't be broken.
He did win a lot of fans as a gritty, undersized underdog who made the best of the limited tools he had to work with.
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