The Colts went into the season with Scott Tolzien as their starting quarterback. That didn’t last long, and his NFL career is in jeopardy after this season.
Scott Tolzien has been the backup quarterback in Indianapolis for the last two seasons. He’s been forced to make two starts during his tenure with the Colts, and those games exposed that Tolzien’s time as an NFL quarterback are likely numbered.
He completed 22 of his 36 pass attempts for just over 200 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in last year’s loss against the Steelers. He was the Colts’ Week 1 starter this season where he completed 50% of his passes for 128 yards with 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
The Colts didn’t wait long to pull Tolzien for Jacoby Brissett, even though they had only traded for Brissett about a week before their first regular season game against the Rams.
Indianapolis is hoping Andrew Luck will be healthy and ready to go for the 2018 season. Even if he isn’t, it’d be difficult to picture Tolzien on the Colts’ roster next year.
Opinions are varied on Jacoby Brissett’s performance this season, but at the very least he’s a good backup quarterback in this league. Also, the Colts decided to add another player to their quarterback room this week as they signed Brad Kaaya off of the Lions’ practice squad.
I would expect the Colts to go into 2018 with Luck, Brissett, and Kaaya on the roster while Tolzien will be looking for a job elsewhere next season.
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