The Colts add another player to their quarterback room by signing Brad Kaaya off of the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.
Even before the setbacks in Andrew Luck’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, Colts fans knew there wasn’t a lot of depth on the roster at the quarterback position.
General manager Chris Ballard addressed that issue by trading for Jacoby Brissett just days before Week 1 of the regular season. While Brissett has had an up-and-down year, he is certainly an upgrade over Scott Tolzien and he’s shown promise in his second NFL season.
The Colts’ front office is continuing to add some young talent at quarterback by signing Brad Kaaya off of the Lions’ practice squad.
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Kaaya was a hot NFL prospect coming into his final season at Miami in 2016, but his stock fell all the way down to being a sixth round pick in the 2017 draft.
He hasn’t taken a regular season snap for Detroit as a rookie, but he did put up some good preseason stats this year. He threw for 7.3 yards per attempt with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception with a quarterback rating of 97.0 this preseason, which includes a game in Indianapolis.
Obviously preseason stats should be taken with a grain of salt, but he’s shown enough for the Colts to take a flier on him.
This likely means that Scott Tolzien’s tenure in Indianapolis will be done after this season. The Colts will probably head into the 2018 preseason with Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett and Brad Kaaya on the roster.
You can never have too much young talent at quarterback, and this was a good risk to take even if it doesn’t end up paying off.