The national media seems to have glossed over this Colts team entirely through the first three weeks of the season. They have especially glossed over the great performance of Brissett so far, and they shouldn’t be.
Jacoby Brissett was thrust into a brand new world a month ago. He learned that he was going to be the starting quarterback for a team that had Super Bowl aspirations. He learned that Andrew Luck was retiring, and the team he led was now going to be his.
Since then, he has more than proved that he is up to the task. This was punctuated by a 310 yard performance on Sunday as he led the team to a win over the Falcons. Despite his accomplishments so far, he seems to be a forgotten man in the national media.
If not for kicking woes from Adam Vinatieri, this Colts team would be 3-0 and on their way to 4-0. That was unfathomable before the season started. Brissett deserves an enormous amount of credit for that. The team hasn’t scored less than 19 points this season, and should have had more if not for Vinny.
The Colts won’t get the national spotlight until a couple of weeks from now. That’s when they travel to Arrowhead to face the Chiefs on Sunday night in a rematch of last year’s Divisional playoff game. They very well could come into that game 4-1.
If Brissett leads the team to a win in that one, then the world will have no choice but to acknowledge his accomplishments and how good of a player he truly is. No one outside of Indianapolis expects him to to keep winning.
Normally, three weeks wouldn’t be a large enough sample size to make these assertions. But he played very well in 2017 with a very sub-par roster around him. Now we are just seeing his natural talent come through with a better team around him.
No one should overlook the Raiders this week, but there’s no doubt all eyes will be on the week 5 matchup. Then the world will see just how good Jacoby Brissett is.