Right now, the Colts only have one quarterback on their active roster. That won’t be the case by the time next Sunday rolls around.
Jacoby Brissett is the only quarterback on the roster for the Colts. They decided to cut Phillip Walker, and Chad Kelly is suspended for the first two weeks of the season. Because of that suspension, the Colts need to sign a backup quarterback.
They have been brining in a slew of veterans in the past week. Since they put Walker on the practice squad, it seems likely that they will sign someone for just the first couple of weeks and then let them walk. Kelly would then be the backup for the rest of the season.
That also depends on who they feel comfortable with. They have brought in players such as Brandon Weeden and Brock Osweiler. If they were to sign either one of those players, they might be signed for the whole season. They have actually played in meaningful games.
If they do sign someone like that, they would probably keep them until the end of the season and put Kelly on the practice squad once he is no longer suspended. But it looks increasingly more likely that Kelly will be the backup for the majority of the season.
We will have to see which veteran it is that the Colts decide to sign. Either way, Brissett cannot afford to get hurt. If he does, this team is in even more trouble than it already is.