Colts Should Prepare in Case Luck isn’t Healthy

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

After all of the updates that the team has given over the last few weeks and months, it seems like Luck will make a full recovery. But they should prepare just in case he isn’t.

We have seen this movie before. The Colts declared that Andrew Luck would be healthy before last season started. Then they said he wold only miss a few games. It ended up turning into him being placed on IR and not playing a single game.

While Luck has come out and proclaimed himself that he is making progress, the Colts still need to prepare a contingency plan. Jacoby Brissett is a great backup to have. He will have a full offseason with the Colts to learn the playbook and the different audibles that they have. It would be wise for Frank Reich to give Brissett a good amount of reps in OTA’s and minicamp.

Giving Brissett some time to learn more of the playbook will give the team some piece of mind in case Luck still isn’t healthy. Brissett played well last year, but would play even better if he had to this year now that he will get a full offseason with the Colts.

Having a good contingency plan is good for any team. We saw what happened when Carson Wentz went down for the Eagles. They had a good backup in Nick Foles who ended up being in the Super Bowl MVP. Brissett isn’t quite as good as Foles, but it showed the importance of having a good backup plan.

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The Colts shouldn’t need Brissett to play meaningful snaps next year. It would be a disappointment if they do. But preparing just in case he does would be a very wise thing to do. It would give everyone a little piece of mind.