The Colts made it well-known that former first round pick Phillip Dorsett was on the trading block, and they pulled the trigger acquiring Jacoby Brissett.
With a new regime in the Colts’ front office this season, Phillip Dorsett’s spot on the roster was not set in stone even though he was the 29th overall pick just two years ago.
Dorsett has failed to gain over 600 yards receiving in either of his first two seasons in Indianapolis, and that resulted in him being forced to find a new home.
The former Miami Hurricane had a big game against the Steelers in week 3 of the preseason, which increased his trade value.
Dorsett was traded for another player who had a strong finish to the preseason in Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
Brissett completed 28 of 39 pass attempts for 341 yards at an impressive 8.7 yards per attempt in the Patriots’ final preseason game against the Giants. Brissett also chucked 4 touchdowns with only 1 interception.
We’ve been calling for the Colts to find a new backup quarterback all offseason long, and it took all of August to finally make a move. It’s extremely unlikely that Brissett would be able to learn the offense in time to play against the Rams, even though he is more talented than both Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris.
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The acquisition of Brissett probably means that either Tolzien or Morris is on their way out of Indianapolis.
Morris is considerably younger than Tolzien and has shown some upside this preseason, but the Colts may be counting on Tolzien to start in Week 1. The Colts’ wild quarterback situation just got even crazier with this move.