1. Jacoby Brissett
Is a return to Indianapolis in the cards for Jacoby Brissett?
If all else fails, the Colts could re-sign Brissett and roll with him for another year if no trade can be made. Then, maybe, they take a wide receiver with the No. 21 pick. Let Brissett start the year, and if he’s terrible, give way to Eason.
Not only does this make sense, but it also doesn’t cost the Colts anything to give up. If Ballard feels that Brissett has developed a bit more under Rivers, I’d expect them to stick with him and hold his feet to the fire. Not the best option, but the Colts will need something if everything else dries up.
Brissett is a familiar face who knows the offense and knows how to win. The Colts were 5-2 before their midseason collapse in 2019. After all, based on the way this offense is built, the Colts need someone who is going to take care of the ball and make a handful of plays per game.
However, this option isn’t popular with some Colts fans. I understand that, but the upside is we don’t have to give up any trade capital or have a giant salary cap hit to the quarterback position. And we can eventually see what we have in Eason and perhaps explore options at the trade deadline.
In the end, I have faith that Ballard and Reich will work together to find the best player they can to fill the QB role for 2021 without hastily making a decision.