Jacoby Brissett plays well in Andrew Luck’s absence

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If Colts quarterback Andrew Luck isn’t ready to start the season, backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett may be able to get the job done.

Brissett started today’s preseason game against the Browns and played well, capping his 8-for-10, 100-yard day with a touchdown pass to Eric Ebron in the corner of the end zone. Brissett also ran once for 11 yards.

Luck has missed time with what has variously been called a calf injury, a small bone injury and an ankle injury. It remains unclear exactly how long Luck will be out.

But while the Colts obviously want their franchise quarterback soon, if he can’t go Brissett is a good backup. The Colts have said they’ve turned down trade offers for Brissett because they consider him the best backup in the NFL. They may need him to show just how good a backup he is as a Week One starter.

25 responses to “Jacoby Brissett plays well in Andrew Luck’s absence

  1. Nice to know that Brissett will become a FA right about the time Brady will be retiring. Now THAT would be a sweet homecoming…..assuming Stidham doesn’t continue to develop as plan.

  2. @directdriver

    Brissettt is a UFA at the end of this year, so it is possible the Colts will get a 2021 3rd round compensation pick after Brissett signs a contract with a new team, but that is probably the best they will do. Not a bad return, and likely at least as much as what they allegedly have been offered. I doubt the Colts can re-sign Brissett before his UFA as he wants a chance to start for someone, and they will not franchise him.

  3. Brissetbis gone next year. Even if he were to sign a low starting free agent contract low for QBs is in the $15-20 million per year range. The Colts can’t afford to match that. Very good QB who has bid his time and is in a position to drive up his price a year before free agency.

  4. Brissett might not be gone next year – he might be starter if Luck’s fitness niggles continue.

  5. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    He looked like garbage to me. What are these writers looking at

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    When everyone else sees the opposite, maybe it’s you

  6. If that was Luck playing putting up those exact same stats, you and everyone on this website would say he looked terrible. Please get a clue and get in reality

  7. @jclark6528 , Hmmmm … kinda like the Browns bringing out the starters against Redskins back ups

  8. thermanmerman99 says:

    August 17, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    If that was Luck playing putting up those exact same stats, you and everyone on this website would say he looked terrible. Please get a clue and get in reality

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    In what world do you live in does going 8-10 for a 100 yards with a TD means you played terrible? Maybe you should stop watching football because it’s obvious you have no clue of what you’re watching.

  9. chastain00 says:
    August 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm
    @jclark6528 , Hmmmm … kinda like the Browns bringing out the starters against Redskins back ups
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    The game OBJ, Jarvis, and Njoku didnt play….that game?

  10. Chad Kelly looked like an actual starting QB, brissett is a lowlife lazy bum who won’t lead a team past a 4-12 record. We already saw how worthless brissett is. Put Chad Kelly in if Luck can’t go

  11. Chad Kelly looked like an actual starting QB, brissett is a lowlife lazy bum who won’t lead a team past a 4-12 record. We already saw how worthless brissett is. Put Chad Kelly in if Luck can’t go

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    How is Brissett a low life? Seriously some of you need help.

  12. Sending Jacoby to Indy still feels like leaving a puppy in a box at the door of a haunted house. Poor kid. Of all the places to have to go. . . Bannertown. Ouch.

  13. thermanmerman99 says:
    August 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm
    He looked like garbage to me. What are these writers looking at

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    You might have been watching the Miami game.

  14. The Browns had 2 starters playing on defense and it took the Colts starting offense until 5 minutes into the second quarter to score 7 points against their backups and needed a ton of penalty yards on the drive to do it.

    Meanwhile Cleveland’s third string QB with their backups scored twice in that time against the Colts starting defense.

    As long as you leave out context, yeah colts starters did awesome.

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