With the Colts signing Philip Rivers for just one year, it puts the future of the QB position on temporary hold. What is the future of the position?
We know who the starting quarterback will be for the Colts in 2020. That is Philip Rivers after he just signed a one-year deal worth $25 million. They also just released Bryan Hoyer, who promptly signed with the Patriots. That doesn’t answer the question of the future of the position.
There is a chance that the future still includes Jacoby Brissett as the starter. The reports are that the team is not actively shopping the one-time starting QB. Brissett will be the backup for 2020, but if Rivers doesn’t perform well, he has a chance to get back in that role.
The most likely scenario is that the Colts draft a quarterback of the future. They could do that this year with one of their second-round picks. My fantasy is that Jacob Eason somehow still falls to the 34th pick where they can grab him and groom him for a year.
There is a much better chance that a more quarterback-needy team decides to reach for him and take him before that spot. Jalen Hurts or Jake Fromm could come into play later in the draft. I personally think they might wait until 2021 to draft a quarterback of the future.
In that draft, Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields are the crown jewels. While I don’t expect the Colts to be bad enough to be in a position to draft either one of those guys, there are some other players who would be available later that would make sense for them to take.
We won’t know what they decide to do until this time next month when the draft happens. That is the biggest question mark facing the team at the current moment, and it’s a fairly big issue to resolve.