That future could be for the next 10 years, or it could be for the next two. The Colts decided to sign him to an extension, so now it’s his show.
The Colts decided to give Jacoby Brissett a vote of confidence today. They signed him to a two-year extension worth $30 million with $20 million guaranteed. This means that the team is locking in their time with Brissett and giving him a chance.
What we don’t know is how long that chance will be. The Colts have a ton of cap space, so this wouldn’t hurt them anyway. But if Brissett doesn’t play well, they can still cut him without it hurting their cap sheet too badly. He could also go back to being a backup.
This probably signifies that they believe in him long-term though. Giving him money like this shows that they are willing to take a chance on him to be the franchise quarterback moving forward. They want to make it work with him.
The question is, is the roster good enough around him? Chris Ballard has tried very hard to build a roster around the quarterback so that Andrew Luck didn’t have to do everything for this team. Now that Luck is gone, we will see just how much that roster passes that test.
Good for Brissett though. He has worked hard to be a great backup and a great teammate, and now he gets his shot. If he plays well, this could be a very good team. He knows that it’s all up to him on how far this team is able to go.