Irsay says Colts wouldn’t trade Jacoby Brissett, even for a first-round pick

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Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett played reasonably well under difficult circumstances last year, arriving after the preseason and being thrust into the starting job by Week Two. But does that make Brissett so valuable to the Colts that he’s untouchable.

It does according to Colts owner Jim Irsay, who said General Manager Chris Ballard pulled off a brilliant move in trading for Brissett last season, and now there’s no way the Colts would trade Brissett away.

“All of a sudden, we have the best backup quarterback in football,” Irsay said, via the Indianapolis Star. “I don’t think we’d accept a [first-round pick in a trade] for him, we think he’s that good.”

That’s hard to believe. Brissett can be a good backup option if Andrew Luck gets hurt again, and he is very affordable at salaries of $735,000 this year and $890,000 this year. But the Colts are in desperate need to upgrade their roster, and first-round draft picks don’t grow on trees. The Colts won’t have to make that decision because no one will offer a first-round pick for Brissett, but if someone did, the Colts would be foolish not to take it.

55 responses to “Irsay says Colts wouldn’t trade Jacoby Brissett, even for a first-round pick

  1. Irsay has been yapping a lot lately, any chance he got into the medicine cabinet again

  2. “All of a sudden, we have the best backup quarterback in football,

    I guess Jim didn’t watch the Super Bowl.

  3. Sounds like they’re just building him up because they expect that Luck won’t actually be able to play this year after all.

  4. I believe him, Isray is the problem in Indy. He thinks he knows how to be a hands on owner but has no clue. Never set up Luck with the right coach to develop him and Kept a GM around too long because he would listen to him on who to draft. I mean who needs a first round pick when you have a O-line like they have right?

  5. Guarantee they’d take a 3rd round pick for him if it weren’t for Irsay having already made this stupid comment. There are at least 15-20 better backups in the game.

  6. Just shut it, Irsay. You are a joke and receive no respect from the other owners in the league or anyone. NO ONE. Don’t make the NFL take control of your team from you.

  7. up in your business says:
    August 4, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    I’m impressed by Jacoby Brissett, but best backup in football? I guess Irsay’s never heard of a man named Nick Foles.

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    Let’s pump the brakes on Foles. Yes, he had a brilliant playoff run and Super Bowl win, but he was also essentially out of the league two years ago. You could be right and he might be the best backup in football, but I’d like to see a larger sample size. After all, Joe Flacco looked elite during his playoff run in 2013, but how has he looked since?

  8. patriptway1

    27 tds vs 2 ints one season
    7 td passes in one game vs Raiders
    Superbowl MVP

    Pretty decent sample size if you didnt have your Tammy sunglasses on. You know, TB12, the guy Foles beat in the Superbowl.

  9. Lol. I’d say Trevor Siemian who has more starting experience is a better backup than Brissett. I don’t expect the owner to say anything different about any of his players, but if he really believes that, then I hope the nfl starts testing him for alcohol again.

  10. Since no one is crazy enough to offer a first round pick for Brissett, Irsay is on safe ground.

  11. If the Colts can get a fortune for the ageing and oft-injured Luck, they should trade him and surround Brissett with some talent. That’s the fastest road back in Indy.

  12. Foles. LOL. The Patriots were missing Butler, Hightower, and Valentine on defense. Two of those guys combined to keep the Seahawks out of the endzone on that final drive.

  13. Brissett is a good backup, not Nick Foles good but very serviceable and I think thats what matters most. Besides it’s only Chris Ballard and Frank Reichs that I listen to.

  14. endtimesparty says:
    August 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Foles. LOL. The Patriots were missing Butler, Hightower, and Valentine on defense. Two of those guys combined to keep the Seahawks out of the endzone on that final drive.
    ______
    Butler wasn’t missing….. He was on the bench because your coach is a moron.
    Don’t know the other 2.

  15. I guess an owner cant be excited about a player on his team without being accused of being “on the sauce” , no other owner gets this tyoebif criticism, of course these no life patriot clowns commenting on every Colts article have nothing else in their lives except refreshing this site 500 times a day dreaming of another Colts article to make a banner joke or irsay joke about. An epically pathetic joke of a fanbase at all levels

  16. endtimesparty says:
    August 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Foles. LOL. The Patriots were missing Butler, Hightower, and Valentine on defense. Two of those guys combined to keep the Seahawks out of the endzone on that final drive.

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    You’re making it sound like they were missing Singletary, Reggie White and Ronnie Lott. Lol.

  17. Irsay has the biggest mouth in pro football other than Jerruh Jones of Dallas. I would not believe a thing he says.

  18. endtimesparty says:
    August 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm
    Foles. LOL. The Patriots were missing Butler, Hightower, and Valentine on defense. Two of those guys combined to keep the Seahawks out of the endzone on that final drive.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lol at the hypocrisy from the Putztriots fans

    Butler was benched cause he sucked in the playoffs. He gave up both TD’s to the Titans.

    The Seattle defense was decimated by injuries losing Avril and Lane and Sherman Thomas and Chancellor all had significant injuries that req’d surgery. Brady sucked until he picked on Lane’s replacement and Avril went out.

    Putztriots fans have all the excuses in the world.

    Forever cheatiers.

  19. Ron Jull says:
    August 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    patriptway1

    27 tds vs 2 ints one season
    7 td passes in one game vs Raiders
    Superbowl MVP

    Pretty decent sample size if you didnt have your Tammy sunglasses on. You know, TB12, the guy Foles beat in the Superbowl.

    —————

    Ok, this is pretty comical, but I’ll play along. That season was 2013 – four years ago. He played in 13 games, one of which was the aforementioned 7 TD performance against the sad-sack (4-12) Raiders. So, if you remove that outlier, he threw for 20 TDs in 12 games. Not terrible (especially the 2 INTs), but hardly starting QB material.

    Why not take a look at his last season in STL where he threw for only 7 TDs and 10 ints in 11 games?

  20. Outside of the resident moron in Dallas no team has an owner that opens his mouth more and says less than Irsay.

    Guess thats what happens when you let the liquor do your talking.

  21. “All of a sudden, we have the best backup quarterback in football,”

    Man I’m a Cowboys fan and grudgingly I’ll admit Nick Foles holds that title. Someone is off his meds again.

  22. He thinks by talking this gibberish people will think he is smart by finally getting one over the Patriots. Time will tell. And btw…a backupnwon the superbowl.last year…he gets bragging rights as the best backup in football.

  23. crush22 says:
    August 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Butler wasn’t missing….. He was on the bench because your coach is a moron.
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    In spite of some belief to the contrary Belichick is in fact human and therefore fallible. As far as being a moron goes, I used to believe no one could become an NFL HC with an IQ below 70 although after the colts infamous ‘Swinging Gate’ fake punt I was forced to admit at least one made it that far. That his GM and owner weren’t any smarter probably had something to do with it.

  24. Foles played great in the Super Bowl, but it always helps to have a really good team around you, especially an offensive line which protected him very well that day. Very hard to compare how players on very different talent level team compare. The Foles of prior years did not have the talent around him most of the time. The Colts of last year were hardly the Eagles.

  25. Dude is a liar if he says he wouldn’t take a 1st round for Brissett. Or he’s an idiot.

  26. Isn’t Brisset the guy who transferred from Florida after Jeff Driskel beat him out for the starting job? Last I looked Driskel was third string in Cincinnati.

  27. greenandblue63 says:
    August 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Dude is a liar if he says he wouldn’t take a 1st round for Brissett. Or he’s an idiot.

    2 0 Rate This

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    you forgot one other option

    drugs

  28. greenandblue63 says:
    August 4, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    Dude is a liar if he says he wouldn’t take a 1st round for Brissett. Or he’s an idiot.
    —————————————–

    The two are not mutually exclusive

  29. Greatgabbert, last i looked, ND has more national championships than the entire state of Florida combined.

  30. Ron Jull says:
    August 4, 2018 at 3:23 pm
    patriptway1

    27 tds vs 2 ints one season
    7 td passes in one game vs Raiders
    Superbowl MVP

    Pretty decent sample size if you didnt have your Tammy sunglasses on. You know, TB12, the guy Foles beat in the Superbowl.
    ———
    Foles has a great playoff run, cannot talent sway from him, but with all your stats, what happened in between those years you post? When he was a starter as well?

    13TD, 10Ints – 2014
    10TD, 13 Ints – 2015

    Again, he earned the MVP and played flawlessly in the Eagles SB run against good competition, but perhaps he’s not really that good, and not really that bad, but somewhere in between. We’ll never know because he is a back up now…..again.

    What’s your hatred towards Tom Brady btw, he do something to your family or something?

  31. Jimmy G was traded for a second round pick. Brisset was the third string QB behind Brady and Jimmy G in New England. Jimmy G was 2-0 when Brady was suspended 4 games. Brisset was 1-1 after Jimmy G was injured and out for the season.

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