REPORT: Jacoby Brissett Will Start on Sunday

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

The Colts have reportedly seen enough of Scott Tolzien after just one game, and will hand the keys of the offense to Jacoby Brissett for Sunday’s matchup with the Cardinals.

Colts fans were less than excited to enter the 2017 season with Scott Tolzien as their starting quarterback, and it couldn’t have gone much worse for him in Week 1 as he went 9 for 18 passing for 128 yards and 2 interceptions, which were both returned for touchdowns.

Tolzien was eventually benched for Jacoby Brissett, who was acquired in a trade with the Patriots about a week before the season opener.

According to a report from Adam Schefter, Tolzien’s Week 1 benching will be permanent as the Colts are expected to name Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback going forward.

It’s beginning to look like the Colts may be moving with extreme caution in not rushing Andrew Luck back on the field, so it’s possible Brissett will be the starter for the foreseeable future.

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Brissett completed 2 of his 3 pass attempts in mop-up duty during Sunday’s game in Los Angeles, with one of those attempts resulting in a 50-yard completion with wide receiver Donte Moncrief.

Indianapolis’ fanbase was almost entirely rooting for Stephen Morris to win the job during the preseason, but Brissett brings more talent to the table than Morris even though he’s had less than two weeks to learn the offensive playbook.

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At 30 years old, Scott Tolzien has proven that he’s not a viable NFL quarterback, and Brissett is still far from reaching his ceiling entering his second NFL season at age 23.

The offensive system will be limited in Brissett’s third career start, but it will still likely be an upgrade over what Tolzien showed last week.