Here are three Colts players who won’t be on the roster after the 2020 season.
The ceiling for the Indianapolis Colts in 2020 is as hard to predict as any team in the NFL. For starters, they boldly threw a ton of money ($25 million) at Philip Rivers, who is fresh off arguably his worst season as a pro as the Los Angeles Chargers finished last in the AFC West with a 5-11 record.
For the sake of the sanity of Colts fans, Rivers better be nothing more than a one-year rental. If that ends up being the case, the franchise will be able to hit the reset button next year and begin to replenish the roster by building behind its elite offensive line.
The 38-year-old quarterback is an obvious choice to leave Indy after the upcoming season, but what about other players that are entering their potential final campaign with the team? Here are the first three that come to mind.
3. Jacoby Brissett
There’s no way the Colts can salvage their relationship with Jacoby Brissett.
The Colts inked Jacoby Brissett to a two-year contract extension worth $30 million back in 2019, which makes him set to bank over $21 million this year to serve as Rivers’ backup.
As ideal as that might sound for some players, the 27-year-old signed the deal with the assumption that he’d be starting, so he can’t be happy that the organization has made it clear that he’s not its long-term play at QB.
In retrospect, that seems a bit harsh as Brissett was far better than Rivers in 2019. For the season, he totaled 2,942 passing yards and 18 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions. The latter, meanwhile, was inaccurate as could be on his way to tossing 20 INTs. The former third-round pick is fully justified in feeling offended by Indy.
All of this leads us to believe that this marriage is destined for a divorce, and we’re wholly convinced that it would’ve happened already if not for his crippling $12.5 million dead cap hit.
Mark our words, folks — Brissett will be quarterbacking elsewhere in 2021.