1. Jacoby Brissett
At the start of the 2019 season, the Colts signed Jacoby Brissett to an extension.
At the time, this seemed like a fine deal. The Colts needed a quarterback, Jacoby Brissett proved he was capable of largely not blowing it, and he’s still fairly young, so there’s a lot of room to grow.
Ballard inked the former Patriots backup to a two-year, $30 million contract and he has a cap hit of $21.375 million for the 2020 season … and he’ll be sitting behind Rivers. That’s over $46 million to two quarterbacks who … aren’t very good. Not only that, but how in the world are you going to find a trade partner for a QB with a 12-20 career record and that cap hit?!
In short, it’s not going to happen. The Colts are stuck with these guys, and Brissett will only be disgruntled for the entire year unless Rivers misses the season due to injury. It’s just bizarre the Colts though it’d be worthwhile to invest this much money in Brissett after little success with the team … then yank the rug out from under him after he had his best year.
It wasn’t a great year, but it was far and away better than what he’s put together in the past. Now, on top of spending a ton of money on a whole lot of nothing, there’s a risk of negative headlines stemming from this problematic situation.