Colts are “Considering” Starting Jacoby Brissett on Sunday

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jacoby Brissett
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jacoby Brissett /

Colts fans were not excited to see Scott Tolzien open the season as their starting quarterback, and he may be replaced by Jacoby Brissett after just one game.

Scott Tolzien was outplayed by Stephen Morris throughout much of the preseason, but that didn’t stop general manager Chris Ballard from cutting Morris and rolling with Tolzien as the opening day starter with Andrew Luck on the sidelines.

The Colts’ front office showed that they didn’t have much confidence in Tolzien as they traded for Jacoby Brissett about a week before their first game against the Rams.

Tolzien couldn’t have played much worse on Sunday as he went 9 for 18 passing for 128 yards with 2 interceptions that were both returned for touchdowns. He was eventually benched for the newly-acquired Brissett near the end of the game, and that may become a permanent move going forward for the Colts.

Brissett has only been in Indianapolis for 10 days, and hasn’t had much practice time to get reps running the Colts’ offense. He’s also only entering his second season in the NFL, and is still learning how to play quarterback in this league.

However, it’s obvious that he has more talent than Tolzien, and he has a much higher ceiling at age 23 compared to the 30-year-old career backup.

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The Colts were hoping that Tolzien could simply avoid mistakes and distribute the ball to their playmakers, but he tried to do too much and played a large part in the Colts’ disappointing performance.

Starting Brissett this Sunday would be an incredible challenge, but the Colts really don’t have any better options right now.