Colts remain confident in Jacoby Brissett, reportedly turned down trades
The start of the offseason for the Indianapolis Colts has been filled with questions about Andrew Luck’s future. Luck did not play in the 2017-18 season due to a right shoulder injury that could be traced back to the 2015 season. The health issues of Luck forced the Colts to make a move for a new quarterback early in the season. Last September, the Colts completed a trade with the New England Patriots, acquiring young QB Jacoby Brissett for WR Phillip Dorsett.
Brissett, 24, finished the 2017-18 campaign with 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions — while completing 58.8% of his passes. According to a report, the Colts have turned down two trade offers this offseason for the young quarterback. General manager Chris Ballard sticks by those decisions, and has high praise for Brissett going forward.
“He’s committed, he’s a great teammate, he’s got juice, he holds people accountable, he holds himself accountable. I love Jacoby,” Ballard said, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “Jacoby Brissett is going to play in this league a long time. If I learned anything last year, it was the value of a backup quarterback who can get it done, and I think Jacoby can do that.”
The Colts finished the season with a 4-12 record, which landed them a top-ten pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. As of now, Luck obviously is their franchise quarterback, but his health is still up in the air. The Colts traded down from the third pick to the sixth pick in an effort to acquire more draft capital. The Colts have three picks in the second round to go along with the sixth pick. It could be interesting if they decide to select a quarterback with one of those four picks.