With Andrew Luck retiring, a big hole has appeared in the quarterback room. The Colts could be in the market for a veteran quarterback.
Luck retiring throws a huge wrench into the Colts’ plans. They went from having a Super Bowl contending team to one that will struggle to make the playoffs. Now they are scrambling to find some depth with that group. They could be in the market for a veteran quarterback.
Jacoby Brissett is going to be the starter for the 2019 season. There is no doubt about that. But the Colts could look for a quarterback to come in to backup Brissett that actually has some experience playing in the regular season.
This would make a lot of sense for them to do. If Brissett gets hurt, right now they would be down to either Chad Kelly or Phillip Walker filling in. Neither of them have played any meaningful games in their career. A veteran would keep the team afloat if Brissett went down.
There are several teams who have some veteran quarterbacks who are either on the backend of their careers with young guys drafted in front of them, or QB’s who are fighting with another for a starting job. The Colts could benefit from some of those situations.
There are five main trade contenders that the Colts could consider making. All of these players would be good replacements for Brissett if he got hurt this season or played poorly and they needed a new starter next year. Our first player is a long shot to get traded, but would be good backup help.