Yes, it is pretty ironic that, after the Indianapolis Colts put all their eggs in Carson Wentz’s basket this offseason in hopes that Frank Reich could rejuvenate his old quarterback, they’ve already watched him lose strength in both ankles, and now have to pray to avoid an 0-4 start against … the quarterback they jettisoned waiting in the weeds in Miami.
We’re not laughing about it, but it’s certainly more ironic than, say, 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
Don’t give that Wentz guy a big pile of your eggs. Lesson learned, we guess.
Unfortunately, the flip side of this whole thing was something we never envisioned until about a week ago. After all, no matter how tough the season’s opening salvo turned out to be, it didn’t seem likely Indy would be getting a taste of their own medicine from ex-QB Jacoby Brissett, down in Miami as Tua Tagovailoa’s backup. Was Tua really going to get hurt during the season’s first three weeks, lending a layer of unease to Week 4?
Uh … try first two weeks.
Tagovailoa’s on the IR now with busted ribs, meaning Brissett will be front and center for a pivotal game between free-falling teams on Sunday. He’s not thinking about it, per se, but … we are.
The Indianapolis Colts better hope Jacoby Brissett doesn’t have revenge on the mind.
According to Brissett, there’s no specific ill will that he plans to direct at the Colts’ sideline on Sunday.
"“Obviously, good, bad, sad, happy memories from there, but that’s about it,” Brissett said Wednesday, via David Furones of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “Just playing football now.”“I’m not in here for like a revenge game or anything like that,” Brissett said. “I want to go to win.”"
Any negative feelings Brissett does harbor for his old franchise wouldn’t come from the way he was allowed to escape in 2021, but rather the way he was somewhat scorned by the acquisition of Philip Rivers, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2020. It seemed, of course, that he might have a chance to captain a roster everyone agreed was a playoff contender.
Unfortunately for Brissett, the team shunned mobility the second an aging star became available. Rivers was very good, but became a liability at the worst possible time in January in Buffalo, ending Indy’s run prematurely.
Given a chance to flourish in South Florida, Brissett did this last week.
It always felt like there was a distinct ceiling with Brissett, who ended up playing out the string in Indianapolis as a fourth-down converter.
However, with electric plays like this in the clutch under his belt, Indy clearly has something to fear.
Who’s to say what kind of vengeance ends up on Brissett’s mind when the lights actually turn on?