The Colts play the most important game so far of their season on Sunday. It gives their leader a chance to have a career-defining game early in his tenure.
Jacoby Brissett has done what the Colts have asked of him so far this season. He hasn’t turned the ball over too much. He hasn’t taken too many chances either. So far, he has been the perfect game manager this season, and he has led the team to three wins.
But Sunday could be a chance for him to announce his presence to the world. He plays a team that leads the division and could be one of the best teams in the AFC. Houston hasn’t been great in pass defense either, so his opportunity is even more magnified.
Players often get credit for leading their team to victory against good teams, even if that team has a weak unit. Such would be the case for Brissett leading the team to a win over the Texans. The Colts would become serious playoff contenders, and the league would take notice of them.
If Brissett can have a 300+ yard performance and a few touchdown passes, it could be the defining game of his career. This game has a chance to be the one that turned him into a star in this league. But he has to go out and grab that chance.
Brissett likely won’t do anything out of the gameplan for the Colts. If he is asked to throw a lot, he’ll do it. But he won’t take too many chances that can jeopardize the team’s chance to win. But he doesn’t have to either. He can make the plays in front of him and still be extremely effective.