Would you look at that. While we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves and zoom past the Indianapolis Colts‘ Week 3 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, the team’s Week 4 game could feature an old friend in the spotlight.
The Colts will travel to Miami to face the Dolphins in what will be their first game in October, and it’s more than likely quarterback Jacoby Brissett will be starting for the opposition.
Tua Tagovailoa suffered fractured ribs on Sunday after taking a massive hit against the Buffalo Bills, and it’s hard to believe he’ll be back in time to suit up against Indy, a game that takes place 11 days out from the official diagnosis of the injury.
How would you characterize this storyline, Colts fans? Is it advantageous for Indy … or is it problematic because Brissett will clearly be out for revenge?
The Colts might face former quarterback Jacoby Brissett in Week 4.
Brissett was with the Colts from 2017-2020 and it’s clear he did not have a good time … even though he was rewarded with a two-year, $30 million contract just before the beginning of the 2019 season. He had started 15 games that year following Andrew Luck’s retirement, but it was evident the Colts jumped the gun with the move.
He started 15 games (going 7-8) in 2019 and passed for nearly 3,000 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions … only to be rewarded with the Colts signing Philip Rivers in the offseason. Brissett was demoted to the backup role and the Colts wouldn’t trade him despite his high price tag and clear discontent with the situation.
After the 2020 campaign, he rightfully bolted to Miami the day after Indy traded for Wentz. On top of that, it was evident the organization was enamored with Jacob Eason, so Brissett wasn’t going to waste another second in Indianapolis.
Now, arguably with more offensive weapons than he’s ever had over the past few years, he may get a crack at an underachieving Colts defense in what should be a highly discussed narrative once the buzzer sounds on Week 3.
Unfortunately for Indy, the hits just keep piling on in the early going. First, they were given a near-impossible slate to begin the 2021 season. Then, the injuries started piling up. Now, Eason could start Week 3, which has them facing down a possible 0-3 hole.
Come Week 4, the Dolphins could have even more motivation to beat them if Brissett is under center, further motivating a Miami side with the less effective signal caller getting the start. What a nightmare of a month it’s been.