Jacoby Brissett’s Possible Future With the Colts
When starting quarterback Andrew Luck went down last season, the Colts traded for Brissett from the Patriots. But now that Luck is supposedly healthy, what is Brissett’s future with the organization?
Jacoby Brissett played very well last year in relief of Andrew Luck. He got traded to the Colts right before the start of the regular season. He didn’t have a training camp or preseason to help him get chemistry with his receivers or the rest of the offense. In spite of this, he played pretty well.
Brissett was always put at a disadvantage being put in that spot. He didn’t know the offense well because he didn’t have time to learn it all. He was thrust into the starting role after a horrible week one performance by Scott Tolzien. Brissett gave the Colts a chance to win.
But now Luck is getting healthy and should be ready to start the season. What happens with Brissett? He showed last year that he is a very capable starter in this league. He deserves to get a chance to lead a team through a whole season.
The Colts will likely hold on to him through at least this season as insurance against another Luck injury. The Eagles showed last year what a quality backup can bring to an organization. But Brissett’s future with the team after that becomes murkier.
Brissett becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2020. He would get some serious interest as a starter then. But if the Colts want to maximize his value, they should look to trade him before them. They could get at least a second or third round pick for him, which could turn into a valuable asset.
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Trading Brissett in 2019 might be the best for both parties. Brissett could get a chance to possibly start on a new team, and the Colts would get something in return for him. It would be a fitting end to a good, short partnership.