Dorsett has speed and talent but hasn’t lived up to the Colts’ hopes for him as a first-round draft pick. He joins a talented skill position group in New England.
Brissett showed promise as a rookie while Tom Brady was suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo was injured, and now he’ll head to Indianapolis. It’s hard to believe he could be ready to start in Week One, but he may very well be the Colts’ best quarterback until Luck is healthy.
The trade makes sense for both teams, although it probably would have made more sense to make the trade sooner. There’s not much time for the two players to get up to speed in their new offenses.