Jacoby Brissett will not play Saturday

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With Andrew Luck‘s status in doubt for Week One, the Colts don’t want to risk anything happening to his backup, Jacoby Brissett.

Brissett will not play in Saturday’s third preseason game, Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com reports. The Colts are resting most of their starters and Brissett has been the starting quarterback in the preseason while Luck’s lingering leg injury continues to sideline him.

“At some level we want to protect Jacoby, to be honest with you, regardless of Andrew,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “In theory, even if Andrew’s playing in Week One, he still hasn’t taken a lot of reps, so you still got to protect Jacoby.”

The Colts have said they believe Brissett is the NFL’s best backup quarterback, and although they’d prefer not to need him, they have to have him available if Luck can’t go. So Brissett is going to be in bubble wrap for the rest of the preseason.

17 responses to “Jacoby Brissett will not play Saturday

  1. Whether Brissett is the best backup QB in the league is debatable, but they can’t afford an injury to him as well with Luck out ’til who knows when?

  2. Indy has a big decision to make.

    Tank for Tua?
    or
    Lose for Lawrence?

    That’s got to be a difficult task. How would one know which slogan to use? I do not envy them. No sir.

  3. If you believe in Karma this is what they get for tanking the Season to get Luck.I dont believe in the frame gate like other comments but I do believe they tanked the season to get Andrew luck.I also believe Josh McDaniels knew something was up and they were not being honest when it comes to Andrew Luck that’s why he backed out the last min.

  4. From piping in fake crowd noise to the tank job known as “Suck for Luck” to the frame job known as “Deflategate” where there balls were also underinflated and the illegally needled the ball without repercussion (?), there can been some bad mojo surrounding the Colts. Surprisingly, I didn’t mention Irsay.

  5. If the Colts are protecting their ‘starting’ backup QB from preseason injury…it makes little sense that any actual starting QB is playing in these preseason practice games.

  6. Frank Reich is playing along with Irsays nonsense now. “In theory, even if Andrew’s playing in Week One”. Come on man, with how the Colts front office operates, Luck could miss the whole season and they’ll tell you he’s day to day.

  7. Frank Reich is playing along with Irsays nonsense now. “In theory, even if Andrew’s playing in Week One”. Come on man, with how the Colts front office operates, Luck could miss the whole season and they’ll tell you he’s day to day.

  8. ‘Suck for Luck.’ It’s sad that New England fans can’t come to grips with their favorite team going 11-5 in 2008 and the Colts going 2-14 in 2011. Skews the meaning of greatness and MVP in a direction they’re too petulant to see.

  9. wreckdeutschland says:
    August 23, 2019 at 11:01 am
    ‘Suck for Luck.’ It’s sad that New England fans can’t come to grips with their favorite team going 11-5 in 2008 and the Colts going 2-14 in 2011. Skews the meaning of greatness and MVP in a direction they’re too petulant to see.

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    No, it just shows why the Colts inexcusably only won one Super Bowl with Manning.

    The Patriots know that you need a team that’s solid end to end to win. The Colts seemed to think that they could just hit a home run and skip to the trophy, and never bothered to build a superior team or get a great coach. Apart from Manning, the whole thing was kind of phony.

    As for the implied nonsense that Brady isn’t all-time great – being on a well-run team doesn’t reduce someone’s greatness. How many all-time greats and HOF players were on great teams? Most of them, I’d say.

  10. It is ridiculous to think that Indy tanked to take Luck.
    Think about it.
    The only way the head coach and his staff would lose on purpose is if they knew they would be retained for the next season.
    The coaches and the players were trying, because they wanted to keep their jobs.
    Why “roll over” only to be fired or released?
    To think the Colts lost on purpose is ludicrous.
    The Browns may have tanked, though, because they kept bringing back Hue Jackson after one win in two years.
    Indy didn’t bring back their coach, so what would be the incentive to lose on purpose?

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