What is the future of Colts’ QB Jacoby Brissett?
The Colts’ backup QB once again garnered interest in trade talk this offseason. What is his future look like in Indianapolis?
Jacoby Brissett played pretty well when he was called upon in 2017. He was not the reason the Colts finished with the third worst record in the league. He actually almost had a 2:1 touchdown to interception ratio that year, and that was without having a training camp with the team.
But now that Andrew Luck is completely healthy, Brissett seems destined for backup duty as long as he is in Indianapolis. This is the second straight offseason that teams have inquired about his availability, and the second time the Colts have shut down talk. Where does that leave him?
Jim Irsay and Chris Ballard have both preached the need to have a quality backup quarterback. They know what it was like when they didn’t have one, and it wasn’t pretty. But Brissett is an unrestricted free agent after the season. The Colts might want to get some value for him.
Brissett showed he is good enough to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He might not be an upper-echelon guy, but he could fit well with a good team around him already in place. He is also still relatively young, only being 26 going into this season.
Because of those factors, I would be shocked to see Brissett re-sign in Indianapolis. He should go and find a team he can start with. Because of that, the Colts should look to trade him before the trade deadline and get as much value for him as possible.
It seems unlikely that they will unload Brissett. But if they don’t he will walk out of Indy for nothing in return.