The Colts will not easily part with Jacoby Brissett as they rejected two trade offers for the quarterback this offseason according to the Indianapolis Star’s Stephen Holder.
The Colts traded wide receiver Phillip Dorsett to the Patriots for Jacoby Brissett at the end of the preseason last year. Brissett saved the Colts’ season from being a total disaster as he provided solid quarterback play in Andrew Luck’s absence.
Brissett threw for over 3,000 yards at 6.6 yards per attempt with 13 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 15 starts last season. His numbers were impressive considering he wasn’t surrounded by much talent on offense.
The Colts are expecting Andrew Luck to return in 2018, but they were unwilling to deal their 24-year-old backup who showed promise last season. We don’t know what those specific offers were, but it is noteworthy that there were deals on the table that general manager Chris Ballard rejected.
With Luck’s injury history over the last three years, having a dependable backup quarterback is incredibly valuable. Everyone who follows the NFL saw how important a backup QB can be as Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory last season.
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The Colts already have nine picks in this upcoming draft, including three second-rounders, so they probably wanted a quality player or two in exchange for Brissett in a trade.
Chris Ballard could still be fielding calls for Brissett all offseason, especially if a starting quarterback gets injured in training camp like Teddy Bridgewater did a couple of years ago. However, NFL teams are going to have to step up their offers if they want to get Brissett out of Indianapolis.