One of the most surprising things we learned from Sunday’s game against the Chargers is that the Colts have a quarterback who can get the job done.
Jacoby Brissett was the guy who everyone was watching on Sunday. He was replacing Andrew Luck after he suddenly retired, and no one knew exactly what to expect. People weren’t sure he was good enough to lead the team. We now know that he is good enough, and possibly better.
While Brissett didn’t do anything too flashy, he was very efficient on the day. He threw for a couple of touchdown passes, but most importantly, didn’t turn the ball over. That is going to be the key for him all season long. If he protects the football, the Colts are in good shape.
The fantastic running game of Marlon Mack was also helpful in Brissett looking as good as he did. If the team can keep up that level of play from the running game. They didn’t do a ton of play action passes deep down the field against Los Angeles. That might change moving forward.
If they do go ahead and put more deep play action passes in the gameplay, they should be effective. Teams will look at the film from Sunday and load up to stop the run game. That is why they should open up the field a little bit and let Brissett’s strong arm come alive.
We saw that Brissett won’t quiver in the spotlight. He is the leader of this team and the entire team has their whole confidence behind him. The questions about his ability should now subside.