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Matt Hasselbeck, Chandler Harnish settle jersey No. 8

Matt Hasselbeck has worn No. 8 every season since 2001. When he signed with the Indianapolis Colts last month, he found his old number already was taken by Colts backup quarterback Chandler Harnish.

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We're sure Hasselbeck could've pulled rank and claimed No. 8 as his own. After all, Hasselbeck is a 14-year NFL veteran. He's three-time Pro Bowl selection who started in a Super Bowl. Harnish's biggest accomplishment to date is being Mr. Irrelevant.

But Hasselbeck is a magnanimous soul, so he chose to issue Harnish a challenge instead. If Harnish could make a half-court shot, he would relinquish No. 8 to Hasselbeck, but receive $8,000 from Hasselbeck in return.

As you can see above, Hasselbeck will not be changing his number after all, while Harnish will make a local charity very happy. Further evidence that being an NFL quarterback is pretty divine, even when you're holding a clipboard.

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